Episode 90: Trends for June 13-29 Online Learning, AR/VR, Privacy, and Social Media

June 30, 2017 § Leave a Comment

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks that include June 13-29 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends: online learning, AR and VR,  privacy and security issues, and social media. The focus of online learning resources was on the total client experience rather than on specific issues about tools. With AR and VR focused on a number of companies developing new patents. There was a focus on privacy issues related to big data and student data. Finally, social media once again filter up as a trend with resources focusing on social media use in education.

We have four recommended readings for this episode. They are:

The next episode will air on July 14.

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, June 30). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 89 Trends for May 30-June 12 Living & Learning Online, AR, and AI

June 13, 2017 § Leave a Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of May 30 – June12 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends: living and learning online, AR and VR,  and artificial intelligence (AI). Living and learning online, as a trend, focused on resources and news that went beyond teaching and learning online. We observed resources and news about digital literacy, personal productivity, and online safety. AR and VR remained a trend but with AR taking center stage. Finally, a new trend (in terms of our reporting) emerged: artificial intelligence specifically as it relates to learning.

We have three recommended readings for this episode. They are:

  1. Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report: All the Slides, Plus Analysis by Rani Molla
  2. HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for Augmented Reality by Devin Coldewey
  3. Scientists Want to Set Some Ground Rules to Stop AI Taking over the World by Davide Nield

The next episode will air on June 30.

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, June 13). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 88 Trends for May 15-29 EdTech in K-12, VR/AR, Online Teaching, & Net Neutrality Ruling

May 30, 2017 § 1 Comment

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of May 15-29 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends: educational technology in K-12 settings, AR and VR, online teaching and learning, and the US net neutrality ruling.

We have four recommended readings for this episode. They are:

The next episode will air on June 13.

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, May 30). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 87 Trends for April 27-May 14 Online Teaching & Learning and Classroom Hardware Updates & Announcements

May 15, 2017 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of April 27-May 14 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss two trends that we observed. The trends were online teaching and learning and classroom hardware updates and announcements. With the trend of online teaching and learning, there were a number of varied topics, such as learner characteristics, teaching techniques, using social media for developing community. The trend of classroom hardware focused subsets of areas like AR/VR hardware, digital video, 3D printing. There were several resources that focused on the Google vs. Microsoft dominance in K-12 classrooms.

Our recommended readings:

The next episode will air on May 30.

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, May 15). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 86 Trends for April 14-26 Online Learning, AR/VR, and OER

April 27, 2017 § Leave a Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of April 13-26 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends that we observed. The trends were online learning, augmented reality and virtual reality, and open educational resources. There were a variety of resources that focused on strategies and tools for effective online learning and resources discussing research in online learning. The second trend, augmented reality and virtual reality, included resources that were on similar topics from the previous episode: a focus was on educational uses of these tools. There were also a number of new hardware for virtual reality with the announcements of 306 degree cameras. The third trend was Open Educational Resources (OER). We observed the beginnings of debates on OER.

Our recommended readings:

The next episode will air on May 15.

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, April 26). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

 

Episode 85 Trends for March 30-April 13 Online Learning, AR & VR, and 3 Emerging Trends

April 15, 2017 § 1 Comment

Cover of the book by Tim Green and Abbie Brown.We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 30-April 13 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss two major trends that we observed along with three emerging trends. The two major trends were hold-overs from our previous sessions: online learning and augmented reality and virtual reality. There were a variety of resources that focused on strategies and tools for effective online learning. The second trend, augmented reality and virtual reality, saw a shift in focus. The focus was on educational uses of these tools. In past episodes, we observed resources on these trends focusing on the hardware needed for AR and VR. The three emerging trends were Open Educational Resources (OER), security issues, and learning hacks (i.e., how to improve one’s learning).

Speaking of augmented reality, Tim was recently interview on a podcast where he discussed augmented reality. You can listen to this episode at http://www.coolcatteacher.com/aurasma-augmented-reality-classroom/

Shameless promotion about to occur: We have a book on OER coming out in July 2017 from Routledge. The book’s focus is on the production of open educational resources. You can view the TOC on Routledge’s site.

Our recommended readings:

The next episode will air on April 27.

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, April 13). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Episode 84 Trends for March 13-29 Online Teaching & Learning, AR & VR, and Privacy Issues

March 30, 2017 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 13-29 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends that we observed. The first two trends were clearly evident by the number of available resources in the media. The first trend was online teaching and learning. There were a variety of resources focusing on research along with resources on tips for facilitating online teaching and learning. The second trend is virtual reality and augmented reality. A variety of resources were available that ranged from the use of augmented reality in business to new apps for student creation of augmented reality. The third trend was privacy and security issues. The major issue was with the current US Government possibly repealing a ban on Internet service providers (ISPs) ability to sell customer data.

We’d like to thank the http://gettingsmart.com / website for listing us on their podcasts to check out page: http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/03/82-podcasts-to-check-out/

Our recommended readings:

 

Our next episode will air April 14.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, March 30). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 83 Trends for March 1-12 More VR, Online Teaching & Learning, & Security Issues

March 14, 2017 § 1 Comment

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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:

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/

 

Episode 82 Trends for February 11-26 AR, VR, Online Learning, and Security Issues

February 27, 2017 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of February 11-26 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends that we observed. The first trend is augmented reality and virtual reality. There were a large number or resources in the news about AR and VR. One of the most compelling story lines was the increase in development of content. The second trend was online learning. There were a number of different resources relating to various aspects of online learning such as best practices and the costs of distance education. The third trend was security issues. While this trend was not as pronounced as the first two, there were a number of resources in the media.

Our recommended readings:

Our next episode will air March 13.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, February 27). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 81 Trends for January 25-February 10 Online Learning, Digital and Media Literacy

February 11, 2017 § 2 Comments

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of January 25-February 10 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss two trends that we observed. The first trend is online learning. There were a number of different resources relating to online learning such as best practices, instructor presence, and cheating. The second trend is media literacy and digital literacy. Specifically, the focus on helping students learn how to recognize legitimate online resources dominated the resources in the media.

Our three recommended readings:

Our next episode will air February 27.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, February 10). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/