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Friday, October 4 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Platforms, Pedagogies, and Privacy: How the Platformization of Education Is Pedagogicizing Home-School Relations

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This poster considers the significance of the growth of new digital platforms that link families, home, children and schools, of which the best-known example is perhaps "ClassDojo." These platforms are now in daily use in many schools and educational settings around the world, and although they appear to build on uncontroversial and established forms of communication between teachers and parents, we raise questions here about the ways they not only impose behavioral norms on families and teachers, but how such interaction might redefine family relations with schools. We also raise questions about issues surrounding data privacy, examining how (or if) educators and parents consider whether the digital platforms they use are privacy-protective. We seek to better understand how families and teachers perceive such risks, and whether they act to mitigate them. Our broad concern in this work in progress is to invite further inquiry and spark discussion around how new digital platforms are mediating home-school communication and pedagogicizing families and home life in ways that subvert a variety of everyday learning to school norms and behaviors, and in ways that may afford little data privacy for students and families.


Daniela DiGiacomo

Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Riverside

Jessica Zacher Pandya

Professor, CSU Long Beach College of Education

Friday October 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Pacific Ballroom D 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697

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