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Promoting deeper understanding of digitalization in education through critical applied research.

The aim of CARDE is to research and develop digitalization together with people through their everyday experience. The approach, critical applied research, aims to reveal, challenge and change digitalization towards participatory engagement and development.

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Uusi artikkeli ulkona: ”Suomesta joustavan oppimisen mallimaa” – Digivisio 2030 -hankkeen ja korkeakoulutuksen digitalisaation kriittinen analyysi” (niin&näin 4/2022)

Niin & näin -lehden numerosta 4/2022 löytyy uusi suomenkielinen artikkelimme otsikolla, ”Suomesta joustavan oppimisen mallimaa” – Digivisio 2030 -hankkeen ja korkeakoulutuksen digitalisaation kriittinen analyysi”. Vapaasti Ladattavissa täältä: https://netn.fi/node/8405 Artikkelin tiivistelmä: Tietoyhteiskunnan strategioita ja tietoyhteiskuntamalleja on laadittu Suomessa jo 1990-luvulta. Niissä informaatioteknologioita on pidetty koulutuksen ja jopa koko Suomen pelastuksena. Osana Juha Sipilän hallitusohjelmaa (2015–2019) Opetus-…

Digital bureaucratization of higher education

Nowadays, it is only possible to think that a higher-education teacher could teach and research by opening a computer and connecting to the digital sphere. Historically, however, this is a recent phenomenon. Computer users communicated via a mainframe computer (IBM Administrative Terminal System) for the first time in 1962 and sent the first e-mail a…

How to change university with words? Or towards the shopping center university

Many university teachers and scholars are confused about the radical changes in their workplaces in Finland and elsewhere. Salary cuts, lay-offs, dropping teacher-student ratios, new digital systems after another, and fewer staff members keeping the ball rolling. Unfortunately, there is more to come. The universities are, as we older folks knew them – if not…

Pimp your university

In recent decades university scholars have been introduced to a new language game, the language of capitalist markets, as part of neoliberal university doctrine, intensified by a pandemic shock doctrine, the transfer of teaching to an online format rapidly and on a massive scale. Neoliberal university doctrine and pandemic shock doctrine represent the neoliberal ideology…


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