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

December 13, 2016 § 2 Comments

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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 45 Trends for Weeks of August 17-27 Cheating MOOCs, Campus Network Security, Apple Watch, and VR Campus Tours

August 30, 2015 § 2 Comments

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of August 17-27, 2015 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). In this episode of our podcast, we discuss 5 trends. The first trend was a return of MOOCs in the news. The second trend is campus security and networks news. The third trend is the continued news about new updates to software and hardware. The fourth trend is a resurgence in news about the Apple Watch. And, finally, our fifth trend we observed was more news about VR and how it is being used in various educational settings.

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, August 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 September, 15 2015.

 

Episode 43 Trends for the Weeks of July 13-25 Tablets in the Classroom, VR & Mixed Reality, and Social Media for Teaching and Learning

July 27, 2015 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of July 13-25, 2015 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). In this episode of our podcast, we discuss 3 trends. The first trend is tablets. We observed several resources about reviews of tablets and rumors of new tablets that should hit the market in the coming weeks. We also observed a few resources on the use of tablets for teaching and learning–specifically related to how students and teachers can use tablets to create media for classroom use. The second trend is a recurring one: AR and mixed reality. AR continues to develop with a number of devices available and predictions of new devices in development. The third trend, more of a “trendlet,” is the use of social media and consumer technologies for teaching and learning. We are reminded that these tools are not designed for education in mind. As such, we need to continue to be thoughtful for how we adapt them for teaching and learning.

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, July 26). 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 16, 2015

 

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