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

http://thenextweb.com/creativity/2014/07/03/sculpteo-3d-printing-now-available-via-photoshop-cc/

http://thenextweb.com/creativity/2014/07/03/sculpteo-3d-printing-now-available-via-photoshop-cc/

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

Image from: http://www.entrepreneur.com/dbimages/article/1390600296-this-apple-iwatch-concept-incredible-2.jpg

Image from: http://www.entrepreneur.com/dbimages/article/1390600296-this-apple-iwatch-concept-incredible-2.jpg

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

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Image from http://www.businessthinktank.com.au/technology/are-you-cyber-attack-ready

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

Image from http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/08/adobe-voice/

Image from http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/08/adobe-voice/

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

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.

 

Episode 12: Trends for the Weeks of March 31-April 13 – Heartbleed, Wearables Expanding, & Smaller and Portable Printers

http://weburbanist.com/2014/04/10/gravity-augmented-reality-tablet-lets-you-draw-ideas-in-3d/

http://weburbanist.com/2014/04/10/gravity-augmented-reality-tablet-lets-you-draw-ideas-in-3d/

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 31-April 13, 2014. We discuss three trends we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The three trends were: cyber security (specifically due to Heartbleed), wearables (set for growth), and printers (3D printers continuing to come down in costs and portable printers).

 

We recommend three articles from the resources we flipped.

 

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, April 17). 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 April 28, 2014.

 

 

Episode 11: Trends for the Weeks of March 17-31 – Cyber Security, Wearables, Oculus Rift, and Cloud Computing

Man's hand with a wearable watch and using a smartphone.

Image from: http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2014/04/01/could-wearables-become-bigger-than-tablets/

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 17-Marcy 31, 2014. We discuss four trends we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The four trends were: cyber security, wearables continuing to be discussed, the push back on Facebook’s purchase of Oculus Rift, and cloud computing.

We recommend three articles from the resources we flipped.

 

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, April 2). 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 April 14, 2014.

 

Episode 10: Trends for the Weeks of March 3-16 – Augmented Reality, the SXSW, Neuroscience, & the Web Turns 25

Oculus Rift

Image from http://www.engadget.com/

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 3-16, 2014. We discuss four trends we saw as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The four trends were: Augmented Reality (specifically, through he use of Oculus Rift);  the annual SXSW Conference held in Austin, Texas; a variety of articles related to neuroscience; and the Web turning 25.

We have three picks of the week from the resources we flipped.

 

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, March 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 out March31, 2014.

Episode 9: Review of Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences for February 17-March 2

Google Glasses

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of February 17-March 2, 2014. We discuss three trends we saw as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The three trends were: privacy issues related to online student data, MOOCs remaining in the news (coming to a high school near you!), and wearables (especially Google Glass).

We also want to wish the Web a happy birthday! It turns 25 on March 14.

We have two picks of the week from the resources we flipped.

 

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:
Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, March 3). 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 March 17, 2014.

 

 

Episode 8: Review of Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences for February 3-16

Super Sesame Street Fighter Poster by Matt Crane.

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of February 3-16, 2014. We discuss two trends we saw as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The two trends were wearable devices and the Internet of Things. There was a great many articles focusing on the future of wearable devices and their potential in a variety of areas–one being health assessment. There were discussions about privacy issues regarding the data that wearable devices gather. We believe that wearable devices point to the need for increased focus (at all levels of education) on computer programming and interface design skills.

We have three picks of the week from the resources we flipped–two of the resource are for fun. The two for fun resources are:

The other resource we suggest is 10  Simple Techniques for Photoshop Beginners. A very useful video (40+ minutes) on various techniques to help you design better images using Photoshop. http://bit.ly/1bYQdhu

We also mentioned the following podcast (EconTalk: Library of Economics and Liberty) and the episode (http://bit.ly/1gws4DC) featuring economist Eric Brynjolfsson. He talks about his book The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. The promotional information from the EconTalk Web site about the interview:

Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT and co-author of The Second Machine Age talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book, co-authored with Andrew McAfee. He argues we are entering a new age of economic activity dominated by smart machines and computers. Neither dystopian or utopian, Brynjolfsson sees this new age as one of possibility and challenge. He is optimistic that with the right choices and policy responses, the future will have much to celebrate” (http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/02/brynjolfsson_on.html)

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:
Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, February 17). 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 March 3, 2014.