Episode 69 Trends for August 10-21 AR, VR, Online Teaching & Learning, & Social Media in Education

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of August 10-21 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. AR dominated with resources and news the intersection of AR use in the real world.  There were continued updates about hardware and software along with discussions about Apple is focused on AR. The second trend is online teaching and learning with general strategies about effective online teaching and being a successful online student. The third trend was social media use in teaching and learning.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air September 8.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, August 22). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 68 Trends for July 24-August 10 Pokémon Go, VR Challenges, and Teaching & Learning

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of July 25-August 10 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is Augmented Reality. AR dominated with resources and news about Pokémon Go–specifically discussions about the need for restrictions and privacy issues. The second trend is virtual reality. There were updates to hardware and software along with discussions about benefits and the challenges with VR. The final trend is online teaching and learning. 

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air August 22.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

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