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The New Digital Education Policy Landscape
From Education Systems to Platforms

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ISBN 9781032434063
June 16, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a scholarly investigation of the new era we have entered, in which platforms can replace or profoundly modify educational systems, and questions the role of educational policy in this new stage of platform-based digital technology. The contributors explore important questions around who controls these transformations, what form they are taking, what the balance between national education policies and Big Tech education solutions should be, as well as whether there should be a public platform in every education system that digitally expands learning, and what evidence there is that learning will be more efficient using these platforms. The first part provides a selection of empirical studies on the new digital educational policy, and an analysis of the real opportunities and concerns that governments face in this regard, while the second offers reflections on the processes of platformization and the role of the State in this new digital world. Uniquely examining the temporal evolution of these changes and taking a theoretical, political, and epistemological approach, it crucially opens pathways for dialogical, and diverse critical thinking about profound problems and possibilities. Gathering purposeful thinking that creates space for design solutions and rethinking educational systems considering these new technological artifacts, it will appeal to researchers and specialists in the fields of educational technology and educational policy.

Table of Contents

Part One: Global Trends of Education and Technology: Policies, Platforms, Problems and Possibilities

1. The platformization of primary education in The Netherlands
Niels Kerssens & José van Dijck

2. India’s Educational Sector: Path towards Digital Multiply
Kashvi U Shetty

3. From the incorporation of technology into the classroom to the consolidation of a hybrid model using technology as an accelerator of pedagogies
Miguel Brechner

4. Education management as a platform: Challenges and opportunities for Latin American and the Caribbean
Elena Arias Ortiz, Cecilia Giambruno and Marcelo Perez-Alfaro

5. Shaping the Future of Education Through Learning Platforms
Sheila Jagannathan

Part Two: Reflections: The State, the Market and the emerging Digital Education Platformization

6. On making in/access together: A reimagination of ‘access’ to education platforms as a socio-material practice
Lanze Vanermen, Joris Vlieghe and Mathias Decuypere

7. Platformization and the enactment of multiple economic forms: the rise of a neoliberal moral economy of education
Emiliano Grimaldia, Stephen J. Ballb and Francesca Peruzzoc

8. Labyrinths of platformization of education in the Global South (and beyond)
Alejandro Artopoulos

9. Promise and perils of the platformization of higher education
Francesc Pedró

10. The Platformization of Education:A Framework to Map the New Directions of Hybrid Education Systems
Axel Rivas

11. What is "algorithmic education" and why do education institutions need to consolidate new capacities?
Cristóbal Cobo and Pablo Rivera-Vargas


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Cristóbal Cobo is Senior Education and Technology Specialist at the World Bank.

Axel Rivas is Professor, Researcher and Dean of the School of Education at the Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina.