Seminar on Digitalization of education
Welcome to the seminar "Digitalization of education: Premises, promises and consequences".
For quite some time now – long before the Corona pandemic forced us to teach with digital tools – digitalization of education has been celebrated as a remedy to a wide range of problems within the education sector. From preschool to universities, digital technologies have been launched as the “next step” of the evolution of education. Many influential actors and policy-makers have framed digitalization as both a revolutionary reformation and a quick fix for what is seen as a broken education system. From the spring of 2020 “zooming” has become an unquestionable part of pedagogical work. Most likely, many pedagogical practices that have developed as consequences of the pandemic are here to stay, also in a post-Corona world. It is now time to take stock of this development and start to think and talk about what digitalization means for the practice of teaching and learning, what it promises and the various consequences it entails.
This seminar series, organized by AHU (Division for Higher Education Development) at Lund University aims to offer an arena for such reflections and discussions. The seminar is an opportunity to learn more about digitalization of education, to discuss, to argue, to share experiences and to critically reflect on the effects of digitalization on all levels of the education system.
Digitalization of education, what is it all about?
Zoom link will be shared after registration.
The seminar series is kicked off with a broad session that opens up for a variety of question related to the digitalization of education. Examples of questions that may appear at this introductory seminar:
• What does digitalization of education promise?
• If digitalization of education is the solution, then what is the problem?
• Ethical aspects of digitalization of education
• How does digitalization of education change the way we teach and learn?
• The role of digitalization of education in the overall societal development
• Can we learn something/anything from the pandemic crisis? Is this the “new normal”?
• Who benefits from the digitalization of education?
• What (f)actors drive the digitalization of education?
The seminar will we introduced by two keynote speakers:
Neil Selwyn, Monash University, Australia.
Neil Selwyn’s research interest includes topics such as the use of digital technologies in educational settings, digital technology and social exclusion, and digital technology and its role in everyday life. Learn more
Lina Rahm, Linköping University, Sweden.
Lina Rahm’s research has, among other things, studied the genealogy of the “digital citizen” with a particular focus on adult education. Learn more