Critical EdTech

I have to admit I am by far fully prepared for the teaching with digital tools. But I understand the severity of the topic and want to work with technology that abides by rigorous ethical standards and thus ensures user privacy and data safety. To know all of the parameters that are essential for an ethically informed teaching technology use, I am grazing on different fronts to learn more.


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The list of resources below (i.e. articles, books, presentations) has helped me improve my understanding of related matters somewhat better so far.

Berry, S. (2019). Non-institutional learning technologies, risks and responsibilities: A critical discourse analysis of university artefacts. Research in Learning Technology, 27.

Blue, V. (2020, March 27). The surveillance profiteers of COVID-19 are here. Engadget.

Bynum, T. (2018). Computer and Information Ethics. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2018). Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University.

Castañeda, L., & Selwyn, N. (2018). More than tools? Making sense of the ongoing digitizations of higher education. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 15(1), 22.

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Dexter, S., Misshula, E., & Glass, E. (2016). Getting the academy to support free software and open science. LibrePlanet, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Downes, S. (2020, February 11). Stephen’s Web ~ Educational Research in Learning Technology.

Glass, E. (2018, December). Ten weird tricks for resisting surveillance capitalism in and through the classroom. . . Next term! HASTAC.

Khoo, C., Robertson, K., & Deibert, R. (2019, June 12). Installing Fear: A Canadian Legal and Policy Analysis of Using, Developing, and Selling Smartphone Spyware and Stalkerware Applications. The Citizen Lab.

Lalonde, C. (2019, November 27). Models for Evaluating Education Technology. EdTech Factotum.

Macgilchrist, F. (2018). Cruel optimism in edtech: When the digital data practices of educational technology providers inadvertently hinder educational equity. Learning, Media and Technology, 0(0), 1–10.

Meinke, B., & Wagstaff, S. (n.d.). “Open” Education and Student Learning Data: Reflections on Big Data, Privacy, and Learning Platforms. Google Docs. Retrieved April 26, 2019, from

Morgan, T. (2018, November 21). A crash course in ed tech and online learning for higher ed leaders. Explorations in the Ed Tech World.

Morris, S. M., & Stommel, J. (2017, June 15). A Guide for Resisting Edtech: The Case against Turnitin. Hybrid Pedagogy.

Oliver, L. (2020, March 19). What You Should Know About Online Tools During the COVID-19 Crisis. Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Parks, C. (2017). Beyond compliance: Students and FERPA in the age of big data. Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy, 2(2), 23.

Schoonmaker, S. (2018). Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance: Hacking the Global. Routledge.

Selwyn, N. (2011). Education and Technology: Key Issues and Debates. Bloomsbury Academic.

Stommel, J., Morris, S. M., & Watters, A. (2018). An Urgency of Teachers: The Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy (1 edition). Hybrid Pedagogy Inc.

Stommel, J., & Morris, S. M. (2017, June 15). A Guide for Resisting Edtech: The Case against Turnitin. Hybrid Pedagogy.

Watters, A. (2012, March 17). “The Audrey Test”: Or, What Should Every Techie Know About Education? Hack Education.

Weller, M. (2020). 25 Years of Ed Tech. Athabasca University Press.