Why platforms are important

“…digital platforms as key educational devices in the governing of education, deploying a nuanced sensitivity towards mobility, enactment, patterning, paradoxes and the generation of different potentialities.”

Decuypere, Mathias, Emiliano Grimaldi, and Paolo Landri. “Introduction: Critical Studies of Digital Education Platforms.” Critical Studies in Education 62, no. 1 (January 1, 2021): 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2020.1866050.

…the practice of speculative futures – specifically the practice of financial investors speculating on educational futures in financial markets. This is a practice which sees ‘investors’ betting upon and hedging against future educational developments, creating derivatives and even shorting educational futures….Its goal is financial profit rather than educational development.

Facer, K. 2021. Futures in education: Towards an ethical practice. Paper commissioned for the UNESCO Futures of Education report