Platforms as Capacity

Trubox – home platform German 1111 Learn Secwepemctsín Online Knowledge Makers iterating with Engaging with Indigenous Research (under construction) CAISSIE: Critical Analysis of Images, Site Seeing, Imaging, Examining – utilizing SPLOT approach BIOL 1594 Lab Review You Got This! A podcast platform (using Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin). We also provide resources and a Podcast Masterclass. […]

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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 […]

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The Platform Cooperative

“The most valuable networks, however, are those that facilitate group affiliations to pursue shared goals—which is to say, networks that are treated like commons … First, platforms are us: Platforms aren’t just software applications and the companies that administer them. What gives a platform value, in most cases, is the community of users that employ […]

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Entanglements (aka it’s complicated)

The negotiation of agency and the emergent outcomes produced through such complex entanglements suggest a need for trusting partnerships through which teachers, students and others can collaborate in educational activity. At course level, this may require teachers to embrace uncertainty, imperfection, openness and honesty, and to help students make sense of what is learned during […]

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The Platform University

“The university is being transformed by platform technologies and companies. Although software platforms have been inside HE for years, HE is now moving inside the software platform. In the emerging platform university, more and more HE services are being delegated to software, algorithms, and automation. The business logic of platform capitalism has captured the academy, […]

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Introductions

A thinly veiled attempt to make you believe we are worth listening to. Anne-Marie Scott Deputy ProvostAthabasca University (2020-present) Deputy Director Learning, Teaching and Web ServicesUniversity of Edinburgh (2002 – 2019) Brian Lamb Director of Learning Technology and InnovationsThompson Rivers University (2012-present) Manager, Emerging Technologies The University of British Columbia (2002 – 2012)

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