Matt Crosslin

12 Tech Fads in Higher Ed | Technology and Learning @insidehighered https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/12-tech-fads-higher-ed

This is an interesting list, but at the same time calling something a "fad" is in the eyes of the beholder. For those that still exist, there are people out there still doing great things with them. But there are also many, many people that never really jumped on the bandwagon with many of these. The comments are also interesting, where many people are letting personal feelings about technologies dictate what they think about them.

Matt Crosslin

Reading: "Why (Not) Wearables" http://hackeducation.com/2015/01/06/wearables/

Watters starts off with a look at what could be the next big trends, but then veers off into some of the big problems with these trends (which is probably a better angle to focus on, I'm thinking). In many cases, people who already have a lot of control are trying to gain more through these new technologies. Something to think about.

Matt Crosslin

Reading: "We finally know what comes after the smartphone" | The Verge http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/6/7500743/ces-2015-internet-of-things-advanced-driver-assistance

Finally? I think we have known these trends were coming for a while. But still, when companies start pushing these ideas at big shows like this, its something to pay attention to.