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Programmable schools? Governing education through code in the smart city

Ben Williamson I recently presented some work in progress on the idea of ‘programmable schools’ on invitation from the Programmable City research team at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. The presentation sought to investigate how education has been positioned … Continue reading

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Abstracting Learning Analytics

By Jeremy Knox In his presentation at the second Code Acts seminar, Simon Buckingham-Shum raised important critical questions about Learning Analytics. Significantly, Learning Analytics was suggested to necessarily embody a ‘world view’, one that is already approximated by the algorithms … Continue reading

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Coding as socio-digital practice(s): The example of data visualization

By Sarah Doyle At the second Code Acts in Education seminar, only a handful of participants declared themselves able to code. The gathered researchers hailed from fields such as education, sociology, science and technology, and geography. Some of our roundtable … Continue reading

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Education as a calculated public

Ben Williamson, Jeremy Knox & Sarah Doyle What does ‘data’ do? The second Code Acts in Education seminar in Edinburgh on 9 May 2014 focused on the ways that software, code and algorithms act on educational data. Presentations focused on … Continue reading

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