Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Science

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The Instructional Design Thinking Process

Instructional Design And The Design Thinking Process<p>In many cases the conceptual part of an Instructional Design process is neglected. We don't have …

Design Thinking

When Classroom Technology Impedes Student Learning

« Straight Up Conversation: 2017 National History Teacher of the Year Sara Ziemnik | Main<p>New research in the latest issue of <i>Education Next</i> does an …

Education Technology

25 Great G Suite Add-ons & Chrome Extensions for Teachers

On their own the core tools of Google Drive (Docs, Slides, Forms, and Sheets) are powerful tools for teachers and students. When you install Add-ons …

Education Technology

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

When it comes to brain training, some workouts seem to work better than others.<p>A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective method also changed brain activity in a part of …

The Brain

Here's The Reason Your Old Devices Feel So Slow And Make You Want to Upgrade

And what you can do about it.<p>Plenty of misconceptions and conspiracy theories surround this topic. Internet searches for 'iPhone slow' spike after …

RAM

Teen 'compliments app' Sarahah is reportedly rife with security issues

Sarahah, a ‘compliments’ app (think ask.fm) popular with teenagers, is reportedly rife with security issues, according to a UK researcher.<p>The issues pertain to the web version of the Sarahah service, and not the mobile application.<p>Scott Helme, the researcher who took a pop at the site, described …

Information Security

​Ohio State Will Give Incoming Students iPads. But Do Tablet Programs Work?

Starting in fall 2018, all first year students at The Ohio State University will receive iPad Pros. It’s part of a larger collaboration between Ohio …

Education

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

Daily Edventures<p>Jaime Toribio. Primary School Teacher/IT Leader. Colegio San Agustín. Valladolid, Spain. jtoribio2000. For MIE Expert Jaime Toribio, …

Education

Why We Have to Disrupt When Designing Learning

In the context of seeking to improve operational service excellence and a better patient experience, learning developers need to be more than …

Learning

The new Daydream View can now be purchased for $99 from the Google Store

Google announced a new Daydream View VR headset alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but it's been a few weeks since then and you still haven't been …

Google

Adobe tease data visualization storytelling with no coding required

Over 12,000 people are attending the annual Adobe Max creativity conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas. If you scratch beneath the surface of announcements such as the cloud-centric redesign of Lightroom washed down with appearances from actor/director Jon Favreau and Mark Ronson, there is …

Infographics

Episode 98: Trends for October 4-18 Artificial Intelligence, Online Teaching and Learning, & Hardware and Software

Live at Adobe Max<p>We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks that include October 3-18 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s What Needs to be in Your E-Learning Portfolio

I get questions all the time about work portfolios. One of the most frequent questions is “What types of courses need to be in the portfolio?”Why …

Learning

Adobe’s XD prototyping and wireframing tool is now out of beta

XD is Adobe’s tool for helping user experience and user interface designers prototype and wireframe new mobile and web applications. The company started testing this application back in 2016; today, it’s finally coming out of beta. XD (which was previously known as the Adobe Experience Design tool) …

UI Design

InVision takes on Sketch and Adobe XD with its new Studio design app

InVision’s made a name for itself with its suite of tools for prototyping and collaborating on mobile and web design projects; it’s now taking things a step further with the launch of Studio, a desktop app for designing responsive apps and sites from start to finish.<p>With its new app for MacOS and …

UI Design

Krack WiFi Security Fixes Are Coming, But You Need to Take Control

The revelation this week that a serious security flaw could affect WiFi networks in homes and businesses highlights how tough it can be for consumers …

Security

A surprising number of teenagers are engaging in 'digital self-harm,' the practice of being mean to yourself online

• <b>A new study found 6% of US teens anonymously post or share mean things about themselves online.</b>• <b><br>The act is called "digital self-harm," and its rates mirror those of traditional self-harm, such as cutting.</b>• <b><br>Experts have found teens digital self-harm in an effort to validate their insecurities in a</b> …

Teens

Facebook officially rolls out its discovery-focused ‘Explore Feed’

Facebook’s tests of an alternative News Feed dubbed the “Explore” feed have progressed to a full rollout, the company now confirms. Previously available on mobile devices in the main navigation, Facebook’s new Explore Feed is now appearing for users on the desktop, as well. Facebook tells …

Facebook

Everything you need to know about Nokia’s return to smartphones

Nokia is back — and it’s back with a vengeance. The Finnish company finally launched its first Android-powered smartphones in 2017, and while the new …

Mobile Technology

Samsung's Latest Camera Promises High-Quality Virtual Reality At a 'Reasonable' Price

If you’re looking to create 4K virtual reality content and you have $10,500 to burn, Samsung might have the product for you.<p>The Korean firm has …

Virtual Reality

Pixel 2 XL: What's up with that screen?

Some people are complaining about the Pixel 2 XL's screen. But the issue isn't as straightforward as it sounds.<p>You might have heard: The Google Pixel 2 XL has a less-than-perfect screen.<p>Depending on whom you ask -- see: Reddit, XDA Developers -- the phone's LG-made P-OLED screen has muted colors, a …

Phones

DeepMind's latest AI breakthrough is its most significant yet

DeepMind's human-conquering AlphaGo AI just got even smarter. The firm's latest Go-playing system not only defeated all previous versions of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Once Reviled in Education, Wikipedia Now Embraced By Many Professors

A decade ago professors complained of a growing “epidemic” in education: Wikipedia. Students were citing it in papers, while educators largely …

Education

Report: Taking Just 1 More Course Improves Student Persistence

Based on data from 60 institutions and nearly 1.4 million students, a new report found that, particularly for part-time and nontraditional students, …

Education

Simple Trick for Creating Effective Courses

When we create courses we do so in hopes of not only teaching, but in providing people with new skills or knowledge that they can use in daily life.I …

Learning

Taking Advantage of the Online Opportunity Without Overstretching

As online programming becomes more common across the United States, leaders are trying to determine whether this theoretically border-free education …

Education

Google Maps goes off-world to explore Pluto, Venus, moons

More planets and a handful of Saturn's and Jupiter's moons get the Google Maps treatment.<p>You have an important business meeting at Wawalag Planitia on Venus, but you've never been there. Before you launch your spacecraft, you pull it up on Google Maps to get your bearings.<p>This might sound a little …

Google Maps

Put Humans at the Center of AI - MIT Technology Review

As the director of Stanford’s AI Lab and now as a chief scientist of Google Cloud, Fei-Fei Li is helping to spur the AI revolution. But it’s a …

Artificial Intelligence

Johns Hopkins scientists to build machine translation system for obscure languages

A team of computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University has won a $10.7 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to …

Machine Learning