publication . Article . 2021

The invisible made visible through technologies’ agency: a sociomaterial inquiry on emergency remote teaching in higher education

Paula Lenz-Cesar; LYANA VIRGÍNIA THÉDIGA DE MIRANDA; Magda Pischetola;
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  • Published: 04 Jun 2021 Journal: Learning, Media and Technology (issn: 1743-9884, eissn: 1743-9892, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
We are used to considering human agency as the most important aspect of the educational process. Technologies are seen as inert matter, subordinated to human intention and design, as if they did not have a role in the eclectic combination of teaching, learning, and knowing about the world. Their agency is invisible until a breakdown occurs, a material moment which shows their doing. In this paper, we make digital action visible by focusing on emergency remote teaching in higher education during the Covid-19 pandemic breakdown. Data were collected/co-created in a graduate course in Education in the first three months of lockdown in Brazil. Through a queer assembl...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Media Technology, Education, breakdown, sociomateriality, Higher education, Brazil, Emergency remote teaching
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