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EdTech Inc : Selling, Automating and Globalizing Higher Education in the Digital Age.

Author: Tanner Mirrlees; Shahid Alvi
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2019.
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This book advances a critical political economy approach to EdTech and analyses the economic, political and ideological structures and social power relations that shape the EdTech industries and drive EdTech's development and diffusion. Particular attention is paid to the integration of EdTech with some of the most contentious developments of our time, including platformization and data-veillance, the automation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mirrlees, Tanner.
EdTech Inc : Selling, Automating and Globalizing Higher Education in the Digital Age.
Milton : Routledge, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tanner Mirrlees; Shahid Alvi
ISBN: 9781000703382 100070338X 9780429343940 0429343949 9781000704921 1000704920 9781000704150 1000704157
OCLC Number: 1122453666
Description: 1 online resource (191 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 For a Political Economy of EdTech; 2 Higher Education in a "Digital Age": Capitalism, Neoliberalism and the University, Inc.; 3 Profiting on Higher Education: Platform Capitalism Is the Classroom; 4 Automating Higher Education: Taylorism and the Teaching Machines; 5 Globalizing Higher Education: Platform Imperialism; 6 Conclusion: A Pedagogy for Technological Citizenship, a Pedagogy for the Precariat Working Class; References; Index

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This book advances a critical political economy approach to EdTech and analyses the economic, political and ideological structures and social power relations that shape the EdTech industries and drive EdTech's development and diffusion. Particular attention is paid to the integration of EdTech with some of the most contentious developments of our time, including platformization and data-veillance, the automation of work and labor, and globalization-imperialism. By using a political economy of communication approach, this book will be of value to anyone interested in the current transformations of capitalism, the State, higher education and online learning in the digital age.

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