Seminar presentation – ‘Teachers’ work in the digital age’


Online, all the time ….  Teachers’ work in the digital age

presentation to University of Oxford, Department of Education – Monday 2nd November 2015

This seminar explores the ways in which digital technologies are now implicated in teachers’ work and labor. Drawing upon in-depth ethnographic studies of three Australian high schools, Neil details the ways in which teachers’ work is now enacted along digital lines – often in notably intensified, standardized and evidenced ways. However, these research findings also raise questions regarding the extent to which these digitizations can be said to constitute wholly ‘new’ labor conditions – pointing to continuities and disjunctures between teachers’ work with and without digital technology. As such, Neil also considers the differentiated experiences of these conditions across teaching workforces.

video of presentation (54 mins)