Episode 64 Trends for Weeks of May 27-June 9 More VR/AR, Online Learning, and the Role of the Instructional Designer
June 10, 2016 § 1 Comment
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.
- The Next Dimension: VR and AR in the Classroom by Ellen Ullman http://www.techlearning.com/resources/0003/the-next-dimension/70017
- The Quest for Great Instructional Designers by Paxton Riter https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/06/07/troublesome-shortage-instructional-designers-essay
- Teenage Brain on Social Media by UCLA http://www.sciencenewsline.com/summary/2016053116130061.html
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/