Technology-enhanced learning and co-operative practice against the neoliberal university.

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Show simple item record Hall, Richard en 2016-02-01T11:01:56Z 2016-02-01T11:01:56Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Hall, R. (2016) Technology-enhanced learning and co-operative practice against the neoliberal university. Interactive Learning Environments, online first, DOI: 10.1080/10494820.2015.1128214 en
dc.identifier.issn 1049-4820
dc.identifier.issn 1744-5191
dc.description.abstract Neoliberalism is a global pedagogical project aimed at the dispossession of free time so that all of life becomes productive, and education is a central institutional means for its realisation. This project aims at marketising all of social life, so that life becomes predicated upon the extraction of value. In part the deployment of technologies, technical services, and techniques enables education to be co-opted as an institutional means for production and control. This occurs inside both formal and informal educational institutions and spaces, like universities and Massive Open On-line Courses, as one mechanism to offset the tendency for the rate of profit to fall and to re-establish accumulation. This pedagogic project also tends to recalibrate and enclose the roles of staff and students as entrepreneurial subjects, whose labour is enabled through technology. This is achieved through learning analytics, big data, mobility and flexibility of provision, and so on. At issue is the extent to which this neoliberal project can be resisted or refused, and alternatives described. This article will analyse the relationships between technology, pedagogy, and the critical subject in the neoliberal University, in order to argue for the use of technology inside a co-operative pedagogy of struggle. This demands that we ask what education is, before we ask what it is for, or the place of technology-enhanced learning in the university. The article considers whether it is possible to uncover ways in which education might be used for co-operation rather than competition, and what technology-enhanced co-operative education might look like? en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject Co-operation en
dc.subject higher education en
dc.subject neoliberalism en
dc.subject technology-enhanced learning en
dc.subject university en
dc.title Technology-enhanced learning and co-operative practice against the neoliberal university. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Institute for Education Futures en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia No en
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