Episode 71 Trends for September 8-25 VR, AR, Hardware & Software Releases, Internet Access & Security, and Design Strategies for Online Learning

September 26, 2016 § 2 Comments

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of September 8-25 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends. The first is Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. We observed VR and AR with relationship to marketing reports, content, and commentary on products and uses for instruction. The second trend was hardware and software releases. Three major releases were iOS 10, the iPhone 7, and MinecraftEDU. The third trend was internet access and security. The fourth trend, a minor one, was design strategies for online learning.

We have five recommended readings.

Our next episode will air October 13.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, September 26). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 70 Trends for August 22-September 7 VR Content, COOLs, MOOCs, and Security Issues

September 8, 2016 § 1 Comment

Image from Martin Gee, Time Magazine. http://time.com/4471620/virtual-reality-computers/

Image from Martin Gee, Time Magazine. http://time.com/4471620/virtual-reality-computers/

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of August 22-September 7 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends. The first is Virtual Reality. VR dominated the news with new VR platforms, discussions about the quest for VR content, and the use (and desired use) of VR in K-12. The second trend is online teaching and learning with discussions about COOLs (communities of open online learning), MOOCs, netiquette, and online testing. The third trend was Augmented Reality with discussions about Pokémon Go and Microsoft HoloLens. The fourth trend was issues surrounding security and safety.

We have three recommended readings.

Our next episode will air September 26.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, September 8). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

 

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