Episode 72 September 26-October 12 VR Content, Online Teaching & Learning, Faculty Relationships with Technology, and Reinventing Schools
October 13, 2016 § 1 Comment
We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of September 26-October 12 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends–two are major trends and two are emerging trends. The first is one that continues from last episode: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. The focus was more on VR than on AR. We observed a number of resources focusing on virtual reality content along with announcements about VR viewing decks. The second trend was online teaching and learning. A number of different resources focusing on issues related to this are: effective teaching, the second digital divide in relationship to those who can and cannot use technology effectively, and the nature of online courses. The two emerging trends were faculty relationships with technology and reinventing schools.
We have four recommended readings.
- The Mainstreaming of Augmented Reality: A Brief History by Ana Javorik https://hbr.org/2016/10/the-mainstreaming-of-augmented-reality-a-brief-history
- Virtual Classrooms can be as Unequal as Real Ones by Kaveh Waddell http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/09/inequaity-in-the-virtual-classroom/501311/
- Why Edtech cannot Grow as much as Healthtech by Svetlana Dotsenko https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/04/why-edtech-cant-grow-as-much-as-healthtech/
- Schools Out Forever: New Zealand’s Plan to Allow Children to Study Online Raises the Question ‘What are Schools for?’ by Peter Tait http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/09/27/schools-out-forever-new-zealands-plan-to-allow-children-to-study/
Our next episode will air October 21.
To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:
Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, October 13). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/