Students Have More To Say


The parties of assessment are Students v Academics (a direct relationship) and Students v Education (a sustained relationship) – and I’m talking about Education as a bureaucracy here. I’m studying this social phenomenon through the lens of Cyberculture (Manovich) or better yet, what occurs to the social phenomenon when Students have agency and EduTech assists in “trust”. Trust for me is accountability – that students won’t be let down by what they’re offered (outcomes) and how it’s delivered. This can established with the application of a reputation system built from rating markers (lists, scores) to firstly, compensate for a student’s disempowerment, and secondly) create an environment for authentic expression (Hearn 2010).

My proposal is a rating platform that provides agency to students in a shared online environment, in hopes to support an ideological shift within the Student v Education relationship. Much the same way that the cyberpunk genre is…

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