Episode 65 Trends for June 10-28 VR & AR Distinctions, OER, Online Teaching & Learning, & the ISTE Conference

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of June 10-28 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is a continuing one virtual reality and augmented reality. An interesting element of the resources we flipped had to do with a distinction being made between VR and AR. The second trend was OER. There were several companies (e.g., Amazon, Google) coming out with OER resources for education. The third trend was online learning. There were a variety of resources we posted dealing with engaging students in online learning and the structure of online learning experiences.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air July 11.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, June 28). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 64 Trends for Weeks of May 27-June 9 More VR/AR, Online Learning, and the Role of the Instructional Designer

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of May 27-June 9  as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is virtual reality and augmented reality. We once again observed resources focusing on applications of VR. There were also resources discussing updates to hardware. Finally, Microsoft indicate that its Hololens was months away from being released. The second trend was online learning. There were a variety of resources we posted ranging from those focusing on MOOCs, to helping students get ready for online learning, and to course design.  The third trend was a minor trend with only two articles: the role of the instructional designer.

We have three recommended readings.

Our next episode will air June 28.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, June 10). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/