The Transformation of Higher Education: Acceleration, Platformisation and Digitalisation

Posted: January 25, 2020 by zombieacademy in Events, Uncategorized

*The Transformation of Higher Education: Acceleration, Platformisation and
Digitalisation*
*Friday, 03 April 2020, 11am-5pm in London, UK*
Register online here: https://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/details.asp?eid=456

There is widespread agreement that universities are undergoing a profound
transformation but much less agreement on what these changes mean and how
we should characterise them. The Digital University Network has stressed
the role of new technologies in transforming practice within the
university. The Accelerated Academy has presented the tempo and rhythm of
academic life as an analytical lens through which we can productively
examine these changes. The Platform University network has explored the
cultural political economy and organisational sociology of the digital
platforms which are increasingly ubiquitous within higher education. In
this symposium we bring together leading figures from the latter two
networks in order to explore their intersections with our own work, as well
as how they relate to each other.

*Speakers and topics:*

*Assetization and the future of value in the digitalized higher education
industry*
Janja Komljenovic, Lancaster University

*Regimes of Sight and Optical Illusions in the Platform University*Susan
Robertson, University of Cambridge

*In Praise of Speed*Filip Vostal, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech
Academy of Sciences

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