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Emergency edtech

Ben Williamson Education institutions around the world are switching to ‘remote’ teaching and learning, and the education technology industry is generously offering its products to support them in the current emergency. To a significant extent, the emergency edtech response is … Continue reading

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Edu-business as usual—market-making in higher education

Ben Williamson The Nido Spitalfields Tower, the world’s tallest student accommodation, sits on the boundary of the  financial district of London. Image by UggBoyUggGirl The global education business Pearson has established itself as a major player in higher education around the world. With … Continue reading

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Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems and biosocial spaces of education

By Ben Williamson Image: telephone cable model of corpus callosum by Brewbooks Recently, new ideas about ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘cognitive computing systems’ in education have been advanced by major computing and educational businesses. How might these ideas and the technical … Continue reading

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Who owns educational theory? Pearson, big data and the ‘theory gap’

Ben Williamson Who owns big data? This is the important question posed by Evelyn Ruppert in a recent short article which details how big data are: the product of different actors and technologies involved in its generation (digital platforms, mobile … Continue reading

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