Tag Archives: covid19

Digital data and the post-pandemic university

Ben Williamson Prepared for the QAA Scotland Enhancement Themes 2020 conference on 3 November 2020 Digital data technologies are at the centre of many current controversies. From Airbnb driving up over-tourism and property prices, to Twitter taking measures to reduce … Continue reading

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The evolution of the global education industry during the pandemic

Ben Williamson & Anna Hogan Through the ‘pivot’ to ‘online learning’ and ‘emergency remote teaching’ during the Covid-19 emergency, educational technology (edtech) has become integral to education globally, with private sector and commercial organizations developing central roles in essential educational … Continue reading

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Datafication and automation in higher education during and after the Covid-19 crisis

Ben Williamson Notes for a talk at the online webinar ‘Going Online During and After the Pandemic’ on 6 May 2020. Thanks to Mariya Ivancheva and Brian Garvey for the invitation.  Over the last five years or so, data analytics … Continue reading

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Edtech, coronavirus, and commercialization in public education

Ben Williamson While the opening months of 2020 have been marked by huge disruptions to education at an international scale, some organizations have thrived during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the education markets consultancy HolonIQ, the first three months of … Continue reading

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New pandemic edtech power networks

Ben Williamson Mass closures of schools and universities plus rapid switches to remote online teaching and learning around the world have empowered technology vendors and promoters to position themselves as frontline emergency response providers during the current coronavirus outbreak. In … Continue reading

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