Fireside Chats: Everything that is wrong with digital education...and what we might do about it

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The current use of digital technology in education seems all-encompassing – an excess of large commercial platforms and automated systems, apps and on-demand services, video-streaming, ‘bring your own device’ and other forms of ‘always-on’ provision and engagement. It is important to remember that things have not always been this way, and neither do they have to continue to be this way. Other forms of ed-tech are possible...and perhaps preferable.

Join Neil Selwyn to anticipate a better future for education in the digital age!

Guest: Neil Selwyn has been researching and writing about digital education since the mid-1990s. He is currently a professor at Monash University, Melbourne. Recent books include: ‘Should Robots Replace Teachers? AI and the future of education‘ (Polity 2019), ‘Critical Data Literacies’ (MIT Press 2023, w/ Luci Pangrazio), and the third edition of ‘Education and Technology: key issues & debates’ (Bloomsbury, 2021).  Twitter:  @neil_selwyn / Masterdon:

Facilitator: Dr Angelito Calma is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. He designs and delivers various professional development programs to support business academics at various stages of their career. He is also responsible for managing the Faculty’s quality assurance initiatives in relation to AACSB accreditation (eg. assurance of learning). An experienced teaching and research academic, Angelito has more than 20 years of experience teaching management subjects, particularly business analysis, decision science and quantitative methods in business. His research interests overlap education and business. He has published in both higher education and business and management journals.

Light refreshments will be served. Places are limited.