We’re delighted to bring you today one more video teaser of a chapter in the e-Book Education and Technology: critical approaches. Today we’ve got Giota Alevizou, researcher at the UK Open University, presenting her piece ‘From mediation to datafication: theorising evolving trends in media, technology and learning‘.
The author articulates ideas from different areas – Media Theory, Political Philosophy and Education – to present a complex, yet interesting and relevant argument, relevant to anyone who distrusts (a term masterfully explored by another of the e-Book authors – Neil Selwyn – in this book) Promethean (‘rose-tinted’) perspectives on digital technology.
I’ll let Giota do the talking!
In a previous post I recommended two other pieces by the author that appeared in Educação e Cultura Contemporânea, the journal published by our PPGE/UNESA: ‘Open to interpretation? Productive frameworks for understanding audience engagement with Open Educational Resources‘ (English only) and ‘De REA a MOOC: perspectivas críticas acerca das trajetórias históricas de mediação na Educação Aberta‘ (a Portuguese translation I prepared from the English original published in the International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics). I also recommend, as complementary reading from the e-Book, Martin Weller‘s and Jeremy Knox‘s chapters.
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Click here to download a Portuguese version of Giota’s chapter.