I came across WCET (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) when I was researching to write a paper for my Research Methodology in Education course. Their website then became a reference to me due to the fact that they are constantly posting news and trends in areas related to leveraging learning technologies. On their website, they define the cooperative’s mission: “WCET’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of effective practices and policies, advancing excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning.” In addition, they conduct relevant research to the Education field that “aims to shed light on topics that support the operation, instruction and technology implementation of technology-enhanced higher education.” And one of the focus areas is Emerging Technologies: https://wcet.wiche.edu/focus-area/emerging-tech
Many of the issues debated on week 1 are being followed by the WCET and they provide several links and resources that expand on the topic. The growing field of Adaptive Learning, for instance, is presented here: https://wcet.wiche.edu/focus-areas/student-success/adaptive-learning
They also have a blog with weekly posts on technology-enhanced teaching and learning: https://wcetfrontiers.org/
I would say that the main drawback is that their research is mainly focused on higher education, leaving those interested in K-12 with little sources.