Episode 74: Trends for October 17-30 Upgraded Computing Tools, Internet of Things, VR, & Proof-based Ed Tech Adoption

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of October 17-30 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends. The top trend we observed was upgraded computing tools. Apple and Microsoft announced upgrade to products. Security of the Internet of Things (IoT) was the second trend that we observed. There were several resources discussing breaches of security of devices that can be considered part of the IoT. The third trend was Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. The final trend was a focus on proof-based educational technology adoption. We observed resources focusing on how decisions for adopting and purchasing educational technology can be made based on data and research.

We have five recommended readings.

Our next episode will air November 14.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, October 31). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 73: Viva Las Vegas! AECT Conference: Trends from the Field

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Our 73rd episode is a compilation of interviews we conducted with individuals attending the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology that was held in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 18-21. We asked these individuals to discuss the major trend or trends they believe are impacting instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences.

We were fortunate to be able to interview the following:

 

The trends discussed included such areas as data analytics and personalized learning, virtual reality, and play in instructional design.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, October 21). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be October 31, 2016.

 

Episode 72 September 26-October 12 VR Content, Online Teaching & Learning, Faculty Relationships with Technology, and Reinventing Schools

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of September 26-October 12 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends–two are major trends and two are emerging trends. The first is one that continues from last episode: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. The focus was more on VR than on AR. We observed a number of resources focusing on virtual reality content along with announcements about VR viewing decks. The second trend was online teaching and learning. A number of different resources focusing on issues related to this are: effective teaching, the second digital divide in relationship to those who can and cannot use technology effectively, and the nature of online courses. The two emerging trends were faculty relationships with technology and reinventing schools.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air October 21.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

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

 

Episode 71 Trends for September 8-25 VR, AR, Hardware & Software Releases, Internet Access & Security, and Design Strategies for Online Learning

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of September 8-25 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends. The first is Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. We observed VR and AR with relationship to marketing reports, content, and commentary on products and uses for instruction. The second trend was hardware and software releases. Three major releases were iOS 10, the iPhone 7, and MinecraftEDU. The third trend was internet access and security. The fourth trend, a minor one, was design strategies for online learning.

We have five recommended readings.

Our next episode will air October 13.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, September 26). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 70 Trends for August 22-September 7 VR Content, COOLs, MOOCs, and Security Issues

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of August 22-September 7 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends. The first is Virtual Reality. VR dominated the news with new VR platforms, discussions about the quest for VR content, and the use (and desired use) of VR in K-12. The second trend is online teaching and learning with discussions about COOLs (communities of open online learning), MOOCs, netiquette, and online testing. The third trend was Augmented Reality with discussions about Pokémon Go and Microsoft HoloLens. The fourth trend was issues surrounding security and safety.

We have three recommended readings.

Our next episode will air September 26.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, September 8). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

 

Episode 69 Trends for August 10-21 AR, VR, Online Teaching & Learning, & Social Media in Education

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of August 10-21 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. AR dominated with resources and news the intersection of AR use in the real world.  There were continued updates about hardware and software along with discussions about Apple is focused on AR. The second trend is online teaching and learning with general strategies about effective online teaching and being a successful online student. The third trend was social media use in teaching and learning.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air September 8.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, August 22). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 68 Trends for July 24-August 10 Pokémon Go, VR Challenges, and Teaching & Learning

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of July 25-August 10 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is Augmented Reality. AR dominated with resources and news about Pokémon Go–specifically discussions about the need for restrictions and privacy issues. The second trend is virtual reality. There were updates to hardware and software along with discussions about benefits and the challenges with VR. The final trend is online teaching and learning. 

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air August 22.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, August 10). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 67 Trends for July 11-24 Pokemon Go, Mobile & Online Learning, and 3D Printing Security Issues

Pokemon Go AppWe discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of July 11-24 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is the return of VR and AR–specifically augmented reality with the popularity of Pokemon Go. The second trend was online learning and mobile learning. The third trend was 3D printing. A number of resources discussed applications of 3D printing, but the major story-line was security issues related to 3D printing.

We have three recommended readings.

Our next episode will air August 8.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, July 25). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 66 Trends for June 29-July 10 Ed Tech Partnerships, Online & Mobile Learning, and VR Content

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of June 29-July 10 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is a number of partnership announcements between established companies (e.g. Google and Microsoft announcing a partnership to provide professional development). The second trend was online learning and mobile learning innovative strategies. The third trend was virtual reality. While VR did not dominate, it was still a trend. The focus we observed was new content options for virtual reality.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air July 25.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, July 12). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 65 Trends for June 10-28 VR & AR Distinctions, OER, Online Teaching & Learning, & the ISTE Conference

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of June 10-28 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is a continuing one virtual reality and augmented reality. An interesting element of the resources we flipped had to do with a distinction being made between VR and AR. The second trend was OER. There were several companies (e.g., Amazon, Google) coming out with OER resources for education. The third trend was online learning. There were a variety of resources we posted dealing with engaging students in online learning and the structure of online learning experiences.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air July 11.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, June 28). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/