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Casting a critical eye over the world of digital education, education futures and EdTech.
 
Join Neil Selwyn as he talks to experts from around the world committed to new ways of thinking about digital technology and education

Education Technology Society Neil Selwyn

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Casting a critical eye over the world of digital education, education futures and EdTech.
 
Join Neil Selwyn as he talks to experts from around the world committed to new ways of thinking about digital technology and education

    ‘Digital natives’ … the concept that refuses to die

    ‘Digital natives’ … the concept that refuses to die

    Pekka Mertala (University of Oulu) talks about a new exhaustive analysis of nearly 1900 articles that charts the evolving use of the ‘digital native’ concept in academic literature. We talk about the history of the idea of ‘digital natives’, why the persistence of the idea is damaging, and how we need to actively campaign against its future use.** this is the final episode of Season One of ETS ... we will return in September! ** Accompanying reference >>> Mertala, P.,...

    • 18 Min.
    Emotion AI in education

    Emotion AI in education

    Nathalie DiBerardino (Western University) discusses the growing take-up of emotion AI in schools – tech that claims to detect student attention, concentration, and even interest levels. What are the harms of relying on such tech in classrooms, and how might educators and students push back? Accompanying reference >>> DiBerardino, N. & Stark, L. (2023). (Anti)-Intentional Harms: The Conceptual Pitfalls of Emotion AI in Education. in Proceedings of the 2023 AC...

    • 17 Min.
    Banning mobile phones from schools

    Banning mobile phones from schools

    Jack Reed (University of Exeter) talks about the recent UK government push to ban mobile phones from schools in England. He fills us in on the motivations of UK politicians, why phone bans need to seen as a human rights issue, and the benefits of taking a postdigital approach to thinking about technology and education.Accompanying reference >>> Reed, J. & Dunn, C. (2024). Postdigital young people’s rights: a critical perspective on the UK government’s guida...

    • 19 Min.
    Digital technologies in early childhood education

    Digital technologies in early childhood education

    Antti Paakkari (Tampere University) talks about his research on digital technologies in Finnish early childhood centres – from digital portfolios to activity trackers. We discuss how these technologies are changing the dynamics between children, educators and parents, and leading to increased assessment of children despite the expectation that early childhood centres are assessment-free. Accompanying reference >>> Paakkari, A., Paananen, M., & Grieshaber, S. (2023...

    • 19 Min.
    Digital technologies and the commercialism of education

    Digital technologies and the commercialism of education

    Faith Boninger talks about how digital technologies are increasingly implicated in the commercialism of education. We talk about Faith’s involvement in the long-running NEPC reports on virtual high schools, the NEPC’s fight against personalised learning systems, and why tech companies have an insatiable urge to ‘fix’ education. Accompanying link >> The National Education Policy Centre at the University of Colorado

    • 15 Min.
    Is there a place for facial recognition technology in education?

    Is there a place for facial recognition technology in education?

    Recent reports of facial recognition technology being developed for use in US classrooms has attracted widespread criticism. We talk to Charles Logan (Northwestern University) about the problems that facial recognition poses for students and educators. >>> Accompanying reference: Inside Higher Education (2024). Facial Recognition Heads to Class. Will Students Benefit? Feb 27th.

    • 19 Min.

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