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

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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/

 

Episode 80 Trends for January 9-24 K12 Technology Resources, Augmented Reality, & Online Teaching Resources

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of January 9-24 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends that we observed. The first is the augmented reality and virtual reality. There was no single focus of the resources we flipped.   The second trend was online teaching and learning. There were a number of resources we flipped dealing with online tools for teaching and learning online. The third tread was K12 classroom technology resources. There were a number of resources we flipped that discussed available resources (e.g. a version of Adobe design products available for the Chromebook) that can be used by students and teachers.

Our three recommended readings:

Our next episode will air February 10.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2017, January 25). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 79 Trends for December 31 – January 8, 2017 Voice Controlled Hardware, Online Teaching & Learning, and AR & VR

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of December 31-January 8 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends that we observed. The first is the Consumer Electronics Show (http://www.ces.tech/). Two major ideas cam out from the show that we believe are emerging trends: smart products and voice controlled hardware.  The second trend was online teaching and learning. There were a number of resources we flipped that dealt with faculty development issues with teaching online. The third tread was augmented reality and virtual reality.

Our three recommended readings:

Our next episode will air January 25.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, December 13). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 78 Tops Trends of 2016 & Trend Predictions for 2017

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Happy Holidays! As we move into the start of our fourth year of our podcast, we end our last episode of 2016 by discussing the major trends we observed during the 2016 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We have three trends that we discuss and four “mini” trends that we pass along. These trends are:

  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Online Learning
  • Security Issues

The mini trends were drones, voice and audio interactions, the Internet of Things, and coding (especially at the K-12 level).

We end the episode by gazing into the crystal ball to make predictions for 2017. We predict:

  • Continued applications of virtual reality and augmented reality in educational contexts
  • Discussions about effective learning experiences–specifically about online learning
  • Increased push of coding as a content area in K-12
  • Expanded focus on mobile learning

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, December 30). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be January 9, 2017.

 

Episode 77 Trends for November 30-December 11 Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Cyber Security

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of November 30-December 11 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss two trends. The top trend we observed was Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. The major focus was on applications of AR specifically with reports of Magic Leap having an announcement about products they are working. The second trend was cyber security.  The issues were varying with an emphasis on resources discussing security issues related to the Internet of Things.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air December 30.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, December 13). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 76 Trends for November 14-29 VR Applications in Education & Security Issues

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of November 14-29 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss two  trends. The top trend we observed was Virtual Reality with some Augmented Reality. The major focus was on applications of VR specifically for educational purposes. The second trend was security issues.  The issues with mega-attacks on Internet resources along with academic honesty in online education were the categories of resources with the security issues trend.

We have three recommended readings.

Our next episode will air December 12

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, November 30). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/