March 15, 2023 Marko gave a presentation at the The Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA) conference with the title “Speculative Fiction of Digital Futures in Higher Education”. Download the presentation here.
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(Beyond) Official Document Utopias – presentation at Narrare’s Narrative Studies Seminar
February 14, 2023 Marko gave a presentation at Narrare’s Narrative Studies Seminar with the title “(Beyond) Official Document Utopias”. Download the slides.
Vignettes to digitalization and the future – presentation for the Sibelius Academy
February 9, 2023 Marko gave a presentation at the Sibelius Academy with the title “Vignettes to digitalization and the future”. Download the slides.
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 aContinue reading “Digital bureaucratization of higher education”
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 notContinue reading “How to change university with words? Or towards the shopping center university”
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 ideologyContinue reading “Pimp your university”
‘From global utopias to local alternative futures of digitalisation and datafication’ – presentation for the King’s College London CPPR Lunchtime Seminar
Recently Marko gave a presentation at the King’s College London CPPR Lunchtime Seminar with the title “From global utopias to local alternative futures of digitalisation and datafication”. Download the slides
Technology in the post-pandemic world of education – a great servant but a bad master: Asian Development Bank Institute ja SMERU Research Institute presentation slides
Hanna gave a presentation at an event organized by Asian Development Bank Institute and SMERU Research Institute. Find the slides as a PDF from here.
Digital Education Governance Beyond International Comparative Assessment: Complex histories, contested presents and contingent futures: Presentation slides
Marko was presenting at the”Digital Education Governance Beyond International Comparative Assessment: Complex histories, contested presents and contingent futures” conference 25 May 2022 with the title “Totalisation of Finnish Higher Education and society, and connecting them to global data governance: One national digital service platform to rule them all“. Download the slides
CreditEd network webinar on ”Speculative social science fiction” as an approach to imagine alternative futures of digitalization and datafication in education
Dr Hanna Teräs presented at a recent CreditEd network webinar on using speculative social science fiction as a method in our Academy of Finland research project. The other presenter was professor Felicitas Macgilchrist who is also one of the partners in our research project. Find the webinar recording below. You can download the slides fromContinue reading “CreditEd network webinar on ”Speculative social science fiction” as an approach to imagine alternative futures of digitalization and datafication in education”