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Education disrupted?

Human Futures and Future Technologies, Culture and Learning will host a conference at DPU in November

2018.05.01 | Tenna Foustad Harbo

Date Wed 21 Nov
Time 09:00 16:00
Location Copenhagen, Denmark
"Recent divinations within the intersection of education and technology have successfully distributed the narrative of how technology can disrupt and revolutionize education.This narrative is tied to the emergence of new technological innovations like adaptive algorithms, big data and smart technologies which continually find their way to the market along with the promise of new possibilities through disruption. Many policymakers, entrepreneurs and professionals are drawn to this narrative, and the field of education is no exception to this. The aim of this conference is to bring together different actors within the field of educational technology for a day of reflections on the potentials and pitfalls of implementing new technologies in education and buying in to the narrative of technological disruption."

We can already present two key note speakers:

Neil Selwyn (Monash University): 

Neil Selwyn is a professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. His research and teaching focuses on the place of digital media in everyday life, and the sociology of technology (non)use in educational settings. Selwyn has written extensively on a number of issues, including digital exclusion, education technology policymaking and the student experience of technology-based learning. 

Christo Sims (University of California, San Diego): 

Sims works at the intersection of anthropology, science and technology studies, and design, and his scholarship focuses on relations between technoscience, idealism, morality, and politics. Sims is a founding member of both the Studio for Ethnographic Design at UCSD and the University of California Collaboratory for Ethnographic Design.

The programme for the conference is now available here

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