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Read our contributions to the public discussion on rentiership, assetization and digitalisation:
- Komljenovic, J. (2023) Seeking better oversight for staff and student data. WONKHE (18 Jul).
- Birch, K. (2023) There are no markets anymore: From neoliberalism to Big Tech, State of Power 2023 Report, The Transnational Institute (3 Feb).
- Komljenovic, J. (2022) Assetisation: what is it and why is it important?. Policy insights: the digitalisaiton of education. NORRAG. PP 28-29
- Birch, K. (2022) EdTech’s precarious futures: are there material limits to data-driven higher education?, Northern Research Review and Advisory Group (NORRAG) Blog (15 Nov).
- Komljenovic, J. (2022) Urgent questions for edtech stakeholders and policy-makers, University World News (20 August)
- Birch, K. (2022) Digital charter bill will do little to protect Canadians' personal data, National Post (21 Jun).
- Birch, K. (2022) Competition is important — in the digital sphere and in the debate over competition policy, National Post (11 Apr).
- Hansen, M. (2022) Building education assets, one crumb at a time, Postpandemic University blog (20 March)
- Mármol Queraltó, J. (2022) Critically analysing EdTech investors’ logic in business discourse, The Society for Research into Higher Education Blog (SRHEblog.com) (9 March).
- Komljenovic, J. (2022) Mapping financial investment flows in digital higher education: a focus on data-rich operations, The Society for Research into Higher Education Blog (SRHEblog.com) (16 Feb).
- Birch, K. (2022) Beware efficiencies! Assetisation as the future defraying of costs savings in the present, The Society for Research into Higher Education Blog (SRHEblog.com) (23 Feb).
- Hansen, M. (2022) Understanding the value of EdTech in higher education, The Society for Research into Higher Education Blog (SRHEblog.com) (2 March).
- Sellar, S. (2022) Digital platforms and university strategies: tensions and synergies, The Society for Research into Higher Education Blog (SRHEblog.com) (16 March).
- Hansen, M. (2022) Times Higher Education is expanding, but what is it becoming?, LSE blogs (10 Feb)
- Birch, K. (2022) The assetization of social life, Bot Populi (19 Jan).
- Hansen, M. (2022) Understanding the value of edtech in higher education, University World News (15 Jan).
- Raaper, R. and Komljenovic, J. (2022) The changing role of students in British higher education governance: Partners, consumers and digital users, Centre for Global Higher Education Working Paper 79 (Jan).
- Birch, K. (2021) Big Tech poses challenges our outdated competition laws were not designed to address, National Post (29 Nov).
- Gulson, KN, Sellar, S., Webb, TP (2021) Synthetic governance: on the impossibility of taming artificial intelligence in education, on_education, Journal for Research and Debate (Dec).
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Public consultation is now closed
Public consultation was open between February and March 2023. Thank you for engaging with us and sharing your views.
We will soon publish the report with results from the consultation here.
Economic and Social Research Council
The support of the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) is gratefully acknowledged.