Publications and presentations


Ben Williamson. 2017. Big Data in Education: The digital future of learning, policy and practice. London: Sage

Research articles

Ben Williamson. 2017. Coding for what? Lessons from computing in the curriculum. Advancing Education, summer 2017. [WilliamsonB_Coding for what_2017]

Ben Williamson. 2017. Decoding ClassDojo: psycho-policy, social-emotional learning and persuasive educational technologies. Learning, Media & Technology. [williamsonb_decoding-classdojo-postprint_2017]

Ben Williamson. 2016. Silicon startup schools: technocracy, algorithmic imaginaries and venture philanthropy in corporate education reform. Critical Studies in Education.

Carlo Perrotta & Ben Williamson. 2016. The social life of learning analytics: cluster analysis and the performance of algorithmic education. Learning, Media & Technology.

Ben Williamson. 2016. Computing brains: learning algorithms and neurocomputation in the smart city. Information, Communication & Society.

Ben Williamson. 2016. Coding the biodigital child: the biopolitics and pedagogies of education data science. Pedagogy, Culture & Society.

Ben Williamson. 2016. Digital education governance: an introduction. European Educational Research Journal 15, no.1: 3-13.

Ben Williamson. 2016. Digital methodologies of education governance: Pearson plc and the remediation of methods. European Educational Research Journal 15, no.1: 34-53.

Richard Edwards & Tara Fenwick. 2016. Exploring the impact of digital technologies on professional responsibilities and education. European Educational Research Journal 15, no.1: 117-131.

Ben Williamson. 2015. Educating the smart city: schooling smart citizens through computational urbanism. Big Data & Society 2, no. 2: 1-13.

Ben Williamson. 2015. Political computational thinking: policy networks, digital governance and ‘learning to code’. Critical Policy Studies, online first.

Richard Edwards & Tara Fenwick. 2015. Digital analytics in professional work and learning. Studies in Continuing Education, online first.

Ben Williamson. 2015. Digital education governance: data visualization, predictive analytics, and ‘real-time’ policy instruments. Journal of Education Policy, online first.

Richard Edwards. 2015. Knowledge infrastructures and the inscrutability of openness. Learning, Media & Technology 40, no. 3: 251-264

Ben Williamson. 2015. Governing methods: policy innovation labs, design and data science in the digital governance of education. Journal of Educational Administration and History 47, no. 3: 251-271

Richard Edwards. 2015. Software and the hidden curriculum of digital education. Pedagogy, Culture & Society 23, no. 2: 265-279

Sian Bayne. 2015. Teacherbot: interventions in automated teaching. Teaching in Higher Education 20, no.  4: 455-467

Ben Williamson. 2015. Governing software: Networks, databases and algorithmic power in the digital governance of public education. Learning, Media & Technology 40, no. 1: 83-105

Ben Williamson. 2015. Algorithmic skin: health-tracking technologies, personal analytics and the biopedagogies of digitized health and physical education. Sport, Education & Society 20, no. 1: 133-151

Ben Williamson. 2014. Knowing public services: Cross-sector intermediaries and algorithmic governance in public sector reform. Public Policy & Administration 29, no. 4: 292-312

Jeremy Knox & Sian Bayne. 2014. Multimodal profusion in the literacies of the massive open online course. Research in Learning Technology 21: 21422

Presentations & papers

Ben Williamson. 2015. Smarter learning software: education and the big data imaginary. Big Data – Social Data, Warwick University, 10 December 2015

Ben Williamson. 2015. Testing governance-the laboratory lives and methods of policy innovation labs. A Code Acts in Education working paper

Ben Williamson. 2015. Data analytics and cognitive computing in the classroom. Paper prepared for British Sociological Association conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, 15-17 April 2015

Ben Williamson. 2015. Sentient schools? Educational institutions as software-supported big data platforms in the smart city. Invited seminar presentation at Oxford University, 25 February 2015

Ben Williamson. 2015. Programmable schools? Governing education through code in the smart city, invited seminar presentation at The Programmable City, National University of Ireland Maynooth, 28 January 2015

Ben Williamson. 2014. Calculating academics: theorizing the algorithmic organization of the digital university. Invited presentation at Theorizing the Digital University, University of Edinburgh, 3 November 2014

Ben Williamson. 2014. Political computational thinking: cross-sector policy networks and the construction of ‘learning to code’ in the new computing curriculum, paper prepared for BERA 2014, Institute of Education, University of London, 23-25 September 2014

Ben Williamson. 2014. Reassembling children as data doppelgangers: How databases are making education machine readable, paper prepared for ‘What Counts as Powerful Knowledge?’ symposium, University of Bristol, 16 May 2014

Simon Buckingham-Shum. 2014. How do learning analytics ‘act’ in education? presented at seminar 2, University of Edinburgh, 9 May 2014

Jeremy Knox. 2014. Multimodal profusion in the literacies of the MOOC, presented at seminar 2, University of Edinburgh, 9 May 2014

Ben Williamson. 2014. Governing by code: software in the governance of education, presented at seminar 1, University of Stirling, 28 January 2014

Rob Kitchin. 2014. Code acts in code/space: Making sense of software-mediated education, presented at seminar 1, University of Stirling, 28 January 2014

John Potter. 2014. Third space networks: Digital literacies, media arts, and coding, presented at seminar 1, University of Stirling, 28 January 2014

Related writing

Ben Williamson. 2014. The death of the theorist and the emergence of data and algorithms in digital social research. LSE Impact of Social Sciences, 10 February 2014

Ben Williamson. 2014. New governing experts in education: Policy labs, self-learning software and transactional pedagogies. Chapter in Fenwick, T. Mangez, E., Ozga, J (eds) Governing Knowledge: Comparison, Knowledge-Based Technologies and Expertise in the Regulation of Education. London: Routledge

Ben Williamson. 2013. Education policy labs and algorithmic governance. School Accountability & Stakeholder Engagement, 21 November 2013


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