Episode 25: Trends for the Weeks of October 14-26 Backlash to Facebook, New iPads Released, Magic Leap and Other Wearables

October 27, 2014 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of October 14-26. We discuss three trends  that we observed as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). These trends are the release of the new iPad versions, return of the news on wearables with articles on Magic Leap and a plethora of wrist devices, and backlash to Facebook (and the increase in new social media tools).

We have two recommended readings for the week.

  • Neuroscientists are Fed Up with The Braining Training Industry by Michael Byrne http://bit.ly/1tASVp
  • Camera Calculator App “PhotoMath” Instantly Solves Math Equations by Sarah Barnes http://bit.ly/1zdSyVe

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, October 27).  Trends and Issues in Instructional  Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from  http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be November 10, 2014.

 

Episode 24 Trends for the Weeks of September 29 – October 13 New Mobile Devices, Net Neutrality & Security Concerns

October 18, 2014 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of September 29-October 13. We discuss three trends  that we observed as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). These trends are the release of new mobile device products and prototypes, security concerns and op-ed pieces on net neutrality, and notably absent news about wearable devices.

We have four recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, October 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 October 27, 2014.

 

 

Episode 23 Trends and Issues for the Weeks of September 15-28 More about iPhone 6 & iOS 8, New Hardware Revealed, and Shellshock

October 3, 2014 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of September 15-28. We discuss three trends  that we observed as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). These trends are iPhone 6 and iOS8 hit the scene, a variety of new hardware revealed, and the shellshock bug emerges.

We have two recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, September 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 October 15, 2014.

 

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.

 

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