Episode 22 Trends and Issues for the Weeks of September 1-14 iPhone Hoopla, Speculation of New Tech, and Increased Reporting of Ed Tech Use in K12

September 16, 2014 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of September 1-14. We discuss three trends  that we observed as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discussed three trends: Apple’s iPhone 6 and iWatch, new technology updates and speculations about new technology on the horizon, and a potpourri of resources reflecting an increase discussion of the use of educational technology in K-12.

We have four recommended readings for the week.

  • What is the Blue Light from Our Screens Really Doing to Our Eyes? By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore http://bit.ly/1DfVTUa
  • Sign Language Ring Translates Sign Language Motions into Voice or Text by Tuvie http://bit.ly/1uFNdBp
  • Virtual Reality Camera System uses 6 Red Dragons to make 360-degree Video Magic by Richard Lawler http://engt.co/1mbIzuB
  • Sega’s created the Projection-mapped Kids’ Sandbox of the Future by Mariella Moon http://engt.co/1siuEzC

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, September 15).  Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be September 29, 2014.

 

Episode 21: Trends for the Weeks of August 18-31 Coding as Part of K12 Curriculum, Neuroscience Studies, and iPhone 6

September 4, 2014 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of August 18-31, 2014. We discuss three trends  that we observed as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The trends we observed were coding as a part of the K12 curriculum, movement forward in neuroscience through the release of several studies on learning and the brain, and  September 9th when Apple’s iPhone 6 is reportedly coming out.

We have three recommended readings for the week.

  • In Movies, CGI is Best When You Don’t Even Notice It by Daniel Cooper http://engt.co/1Cv4pyb
  • Study: Kids Who Ditch Smartphones for Outdoor Fun are ‘Substantially’ Better at Reading Emotions by Gregory Ferenstein http://bit.ly/1BepuLH
  • Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement? by Shelly Wright http://bit.ly/1unUVjC

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, September 4).  Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be September 15, 2014.

 

Episode 20: Trends for the weeks of August 4-17 Cloud Based Classroom Management & Maturing of Wearable Devices

August 18, 2014 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of August 4-17, 2014. We discuss two trends and one are to keep an eye out for that we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The trends we observed were cloud based classroom management tools and reviews and previews of hardware for the back-to-school season. The area we observed that we are keeping an eye out for is the adaptation of wearable devices. We see a maturing of wearable devices as they are being used in different ways and developed into different purposes (e.g. Intel earbuds that track human vitals and performance).

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, August 18).  Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be September 2, 2014.

 

Episode 19: Trends for the Weeks of July 27- August 3 Security Issues Surface, Reviews of New Devices, and Instructional Design Strategies and Tips

August 6, 2014 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of July 27-August 3, 2014. We discuss one trend and two other areas that were not quite trends that we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The trends we observed was security issues. There were several articles on security issues with various devices–specifically related to the Internet of Things. We flipped several articles about reviews on different hardware devices (e.g. Amazon’s new smartphone), and we flipped a few good resources about instructional design.

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, August 6).  Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be August 18, 2014.

 

Episode 18: Trends for the weeks of July 7-20 Rumors about Tablets, iPhone 6, & Wearables, and Continued Developments with Net Neutrality

July 24, 2014 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of July 7-20, 2014. We discuss two trends we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The first trend (a relatively anemic one) were rumors about tablets, the iPhone 6, and wearable devices. We flipped several articles about different devices that are rumored to be entering the market and others that were no longer going to be available. The second trend was the continuing developments with net neutrality in the United States. Tech giants Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, and others push to maintain equal access to the Internet for all users.

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, July 23).  Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be August 4, 2014.

 

 

Episode 17: Trends for the Weeks of June 24-July 6 Wearable Devices Move to the Work Place, Table Devices Overtake PCs, Goolge’s PR Push, and the Search for the Killer App

July 10, 2014 § 2 Comments

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of June 24-July 6, 2014. We discuss four trends we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We consider two of the trends to be major trends. The first is tablet devices. The Gartner Group recently published a report (http://tnw.co/1qOGbJB) that predicts that tablet devices would out pace the sell of PCs in 2015. Related, we saw a push by Apple to create more functionality for their tablet device, the iPad, by updating iTunes U–users can now create and edit iTunes U content directly on the iPad rather than having to do so through the Web-based iTunes U interface. The second is  wearable devices. We see wearable devices moving toward being used more in the work place rather than primarily as personal items. The two minor trends we observed were Google’s PR push and “easier” 3D printing software.  With wearable devices and with 3D printing, we observe that there is still the search for the “killer app” that will make these tools more useful and everyday tools.

We have one recommended reading for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, July 10).  Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be July 21, 2014.

 

Episode 16: Trends for the Weeks of June 2-23 – Internet Access, Apple iWatch, and Denial of Service Attacks

June 25, 2014 § 2 Comments

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of June 3-23, 2014. We discuss three trends we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The trends we discussed were a range of articles about wifi access and Internet access (in K-12 schools, in particular) based on discussions going on at the Federal level about net neutrality, E-Rate, and other related policies;  wearables–specifically the rumors of Apple’s iWatch; and the recent increase in denial of service (DoS) attacks on Internet service companies like Evernote and Feedly.

We have two readings for this week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, June 25).  Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be July 7, 2014.

 

Episode 15: Trends for the Weeks of May 12-June 1 – Data Security, VR/AR Wearables, and Internet Trends 2014

June 4, 2014 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of May 12-June 2, 2014. We discuss three trends we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The trends we discussed are an increase in reporting about data security of personal information–particularly related to wearables; VR/AR wearables are becoming more prevalent–competitors to Google Glass and Oculus Rift are emerging; and the slowing Internet user growth as described in Mary Meeker’s report about Internet Trends 2014.

We have two readings for this week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, June 4).  Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be June  21, 2014.

 

 

Episode 14: Trends for the Weeks of April 28-May 11– Net Neutrality, Coding in K12, and Wearables

May 14, 2014 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of April 28-May 11, 2014. We discuss three trends we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The top two trends were net neutrality (the FCC is yet to make a ruling on this) and the push for learning to code for students in K-12 schools. An on-going trend we observed was wearables. We observed wearables becoming more fashion-forward, and we saw Epson’s entry into the wearables market with their version of Google Glass.

We have two readings for this week.

We also recommended checking out Adobe Voice. Adobe’s new video creation tool. http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/08/adobe-voice/

 

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, May 10).  Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be June  2, 2014.

 

Episode 13: Trends for the Weeks of April 14-27 — Myth Busting and Student Engagement & Learning

April 29, 2014 § 1 Comment

Pew Internet Research Graph.We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of April 14-27, 2014. We discuss two trends we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We note that the trends are more of a potpourri of related ideas than they are specific trends that we have observed and reported on in past episodes. The two trends are myth busting and student engagement and learning. With both trends there are an array of resources we flipped that fit into one of these areas. An example of a resource we flipped that falls into the myth busting trend is the article on Confronting the Myth of the Digital Native by Megan O’ Neil published in The Chronicle of Higher Education (http://bit.ly/1o02rgR).

We have four recommending readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, April 29). Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be out May 13, 2014.