Tagged for OEG Connect: Digital infrastructures for education: Openness and the common good | UNESCO

What’s of interest? Digital infrastructures for education: Openness and the common good | UNESCO

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“Major technology companies have catered to the education market for a very long time, offering hardware and software products schools and institutions could purchase and retain. But something significant has changed over the past decade. Many of these businesses have shape-shifted from software and hardware companies to media and advertising1 behemoths. After contributing to significantly refashion work and social life, these corporations, now known as big tech, began offering, promoting, and selling – not products – but subscriptions to cloud-based platforms and services, many of which are not inspired by the needs of teachers, students and administrators in educational institutions. Today big tech businesses are, in many cases de facto mediators to fundamental rights such as access to information and the right to education.”

h/t to article author @tamiel

See also Mapping Surveillance Capitalism in Education https://educacaovigiada.org.br/

Where is it?: Digital infrastructures for education: Openness and the common good | UNESCO


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Good catch Alan. Good work @tamiel. Do especially like the map you have put together for your continent. Would be very interested to see a similar map for Africa. Been trying to unpack the role of a VC funded behemouth here in South Africa and its role in the enclosure of higher education.

The good news is that we do :wink:
We should have the map published online (1170 valid public HEI domains in Africa; 55 countries) soon…

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