POTENTIALS AND PITFALLS OF TECHNOLOGICAL DISRUPTION IN EDUCATION
In the last decade we have seen an intensified political, professional and commercial interest in how education can benefit from the ongoing development of digital technologies. The imaginary of technological disruption entails a broadened interest in both how the future generations can be taught to act and live within a more and more digitalized society, as well as how digital technologies can be utilized to optimize teaching and learning.
But new educational technologies like chatbots, learning analytics and virtual reality also entail complex political as well as pedagogical issues such as:
Digital technologies are never neutral means to an end but rather normative change agents that reconfigure the praxis they are integrated into in unexpected ways. Nevertheless, a general technological optimism and ‘disruptionism’ permeates today’s political and commercial climate.
This conference will shed light on the newest political developments, current visions among commercial actors as well as presenting research based analyses and case studies documenting the potentials and pitfalls of the imaginary of technological disruption when it faces the everyday life at educational institutions.