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

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Lawsuit filed by 22 state attorneys general seeks to block net neutrality repeal

A lawsuit filed today by the attorneys general of 22 states seeks to block the Federal Communications Commission’s recent controversial vote to repeal Obama era Net Neutrality regulations.<p>The filing is led by New York State Attorney General Schneiderman, who called rollback a potential “disaster …

Internet

Making Virtual Reality a Reality in Today's Classrooms

Teaching with AR & VR<p>The market for virtual reality applications is growing at a rapid pace, and is expected to double in the next five years …

Virtual Reality

What is Microlearning: The Education Tactic Stopping Student Burnout Syndrome

Got 10 minutes? Then you have time to learn something.<p>Microlearning, or <b>a short burst of learning that lasts from 10 to 15 minutes</b>, isn’t just a new …

Northeastern University

Here’s why user experience is absolutely critical to higher education’s future

Harnessing user experience is the most powerful tool higher education institutions have to transform learning--but user experience design is mostly …

Higher Education

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

Fifty senators have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.<p>The tally leaves supporters just one Republican vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Senate resolution of …

Internet

3 Tools for Creating Instructional Animations

Simple animated GIFs or short animated videos played on a loop can be a good way to simply display the steps of a solving a math problem. I’ve also …

GIF Animations

Will Design Thinking Replace Instructional Design? No. Here’s Why…

I received a question recently that I’m sure several other people are asking as well, “Is design thinking going to replace instructional …

Design Thinking

What to Expect at LearnLaunch 2018: A Sneak Preview of the Event

This February 1-2, we’re heading to the 6th annual LearnLaunch Across Boundaries conference. Headquartered at the Hynes Convention Center in our …

Education

Amazon’s Education Hub, Amazon Inspire, Has Quietly Restored ‘Sharing’ Function

By Jeffrey R. Young     Jan 11, 2018<p>mirtmirt / Shutterstock<p>Amazon has quietly re-opened a previously-controversial sharing feature that allows allow …

Education

5 key steps in developing a system for digital credentials

A new field guide for community college and university leaders outlines five key strategies to help institutions develop a system for digital …

Human Resources

3 Ways a Net Neutrality Repeal Might Impact Universities

While college students might love Netflix (and use quite a bit of bandwidth to access it), university connectivity is constantly being updated to <b>keep</b> …

Net Neutrality

Episode 104 Trends for January 1-12: Hardware & Software, Security, Digital Citizenship, and Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

Image from http://on.mash.to/2Fz7Fzt<p>We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks that include January 1-12, 2018 as we flipped …

Augmented Reality

Facebook: major News Feed overhaul seeks 'meaningful social interactions'

Refresh of the New Feed algorithm will de-prioritize content shared by media and businesses in favor of that produced by friends and family, Zuckerberg says<p>Mark Zuckerberg announced a major overhaul of Facebook’s News Feed algorithm that would prioritize “meaningful social interactions” over …

Facebook

Congressman, FCC commissioner (literally) answer students' call on net neutrality

Rep. Tonko (D-NY) and Commissioner Rosenworcel talk to students about net neutrality in a videoconference call.<p>There’s been a lot of talk about how …

Net Neutrality

As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor

Postsecondary Learning<p>As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor<p>By Jeffrey R. Young and Tina Nazerian     Jan …

Education

Intel reveals possible slowdowns from 'Meltdown' processor fix

Your personal computers will be less than 10 percent slower after you install the Spectre/Meltdown fix, Intel has revealed in a blog post. Intel has come to that conclusion after assessing the performance changes in computers using 6th, 7th and 8th Generation Intel core processors with Windows 10. …

Virtual Reality Prepares for a Comeback

It wasn’t too long ago that virtual reality seemed inevitable. The most enthusiastic VR boosters promised it would become an all-conquering …

Virtual Reality

Global education technology investment hits record $9.5B, but K-20 is only 21% of the total

Seattle-area market research firm Metaari has released its annual tally of global edtech investment, and the numbers are eye-popping. Across all …

Venture Capital

Google publishes list showing which Chromebooks are vulnerable to Meltdown vulnerability

Good news: not many<p>If you’re a regular Chromebook user and worried about the Meltdown bug endangering your data, Google has published a table on the Chromium Wiki detailing which devices are vulnerable, which aren’t, and which have been patched. You can read it in full here.<p>If the table says “Yes” …

Information Security

GradHacker

<i>Patrick Bigsby is an alumnus, former employee, and lifelong wrestling fan of the University of Iowa. Sometimes, he tweets.</i><p>About halfway through my …

Creative Commons

Looking to boost AR and VR technology, University of Washington establishes center in Seattle

(University of Washington)<p>The University of Washington, hoping to get ahead in the burgeoning field of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality …

Augmented Reality

Libraries Find New Ways to Flourish in the Digital Age

In many respects, today’s campus library bears little resemblance to the quiet, book-filled building of years past. But that doesn’t mean libraries — …

Digital Age

The best tech of CES 2018

Best Tech of CES 2018<p>Best Tech of CES 2018<p>The new year may start on Jan. 1, but for the tech world it doesn't really begin until CES, the world's …

Consumer Tech

4 Exemplar Podcasts for Educators

<i>2018 is the year of the podcast. So, here’s 4 podcasts that every educator should check out if they want to stay relevant</i><p>It’s official, 2017 was the …

Gary Vaynerchuk

Does VR Have a Place in EdTech?

<i>Having a good look at a new (virtual) reality for students in the classroom.</i><p>GUEST COLUMN | by Monica Burns<p><b>Over the past</b> few weeks I’ve had a handful …

Virtual Reality

With WPA3, Wi-Fi security is about to get a lot tougher

Finally, a security reprieve for open Wi-Fi hotspot users.<p>At last, Wi-Fi security -- or lack of -- is about to get its day in the sun.<p>The Wi-Fi …

Wi-Fi

Apple will address kids’ iPhone addiction with enhanced iOS parental controls

Apple has a response of sorts to activist shareholders concerned about kids’ addiction to iPhones: Enhanced parental controls are coming to iOS.<p>Ahead of Apple’s annual shareholder meeting next month, Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) asked Apple this week …

iOS

Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of unbootable PCs

Microsoft blames AMD’s documentation<p>Microsoft has paused distributing its Meltdown and Spectre security updates for some older AMD machines after reports of PCs not booting. Microsoft’s support forums have been full of complaints from PC owners with AMD processors, and the software giant has …

Microsoft

At MIT, It's Out With The Old Case Studies, In With Immersive Ones

Support the news<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's leading role in online education for all is changing how its own faculty approach more …

Learning