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Pandemic privatization and digitalization in higher education

Ben Williamson and Anna Hogan The state of emergency in higher education systems around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic has opened up the sector to an expanding range of education technologies, commercial companies, and private sector ambitions. In our … Continue reading

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New financial actors and valuation platforms in education technology markets

Ben Williamson Prepared for the Education/Globalization/Marketization virtual workshop hosted by Malmo University, 9-10 December 2020 Investment in educational technologies has grown fast over the last ten years or so. Investors annually inject billions of dollars into edtech companies, helping fund … Continue reading

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Higher education platforms and cloud infrastructures in the ‘dataist state’

Ben Williamson Prepared for the Centre for Global Higher Education research seminar Student learning in the midst of the pandemic: the case of the UK, 10 November 2020 Privately-owned digital platforms have become integral to societies and public life, and … Continue reading

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Platform teachers

Ben Williamson The massive multinational platform company Amazon has announced a new service allowing teachers to sell lesson plans and classroom resources to other teachers. The service, Amazon Ignite, is moving into a space where Teachers Pay Teachers and TES … Continue reading

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Fast psycho-policy & the datafication of social-emotional learning

Ben Williamson [Paper prepared for the Annual Ethnography Symposium, University of Manchester, 30 August-1 September 2017, with the full title ‘The infrastructure of fast psycho-policy: psychological governance & the datafication of social-emotional learning’] Mojo is a small, green alien student with … Continue reading

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