We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 1-12 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends that we observed. The trends mimic what we observed during the two weeks of the previous episode. The first trend is virtual reality. The most compelling news was the development of a standard for development of virtual reality content. The second trend was online teaching. There were a number of different resources relating to teaching online and helping support online instructors. The third trend was security issues. There were a number of issues discussed in the media focusing on security issues with various technologies.
Our recommended readings:
- The Hype Around Virtual Reality is Fading by Parmy Olson https://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2017/03/03/the-hype-around-virtual-reality-is-fading/#21e4c6791344
- Lower Costs, Newer Tech Help Virtual Reality becomea Reality in the Classroom by Wyatt Kash http://edscoop.com/lower-tech-costs-help-virtual-reality-become-a-reality-in-the-classroom
- How to Address Faculty’s 3 Biggest Online Learning Concerns by Laura Ascione http://www.ecampusnews.com/online-learning/facultys-online-learning-concerns/
- Telepresence Robots Give Distance Students Their Own Seat at the Table by John Bell http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/03/telepresence-robots-give-distance-students-their-own-seat-table
- Best Practices around Social Media Safety by Lisa Gonzales http://www.techlearning.com/resources/0003/best-practices-around-social-media-safety/70449
Our next episode will air March 29.
To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:
Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, March 14). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/