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Self-control? Students' quantified self in the digital university

Oliver, M; (2016) Self-control? Students' quantified self in the digital university. In: Proceedings of the SRHE 2016 Annual Research Conference. Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE): Newport, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Discussions of ‘big data’ in Higher Education have focused on what the institution can know about its students, and its ability to act on their behalf. These discussions appear learner-centred, but continue to attribute agency to the institution. An alternative way of framing the use of data is offered by the quantified self movement. This focuses attention on the user, asking how technology creates new representations of the self, what these mean to them, and how it changes their relationships with others. This paper will drawn on this alternative framing to raise questions about the use of students’ data, and about who could and should be expected to know about and to act on learners’ experiences.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Self-control? Students' quantified self in the digital university
Event: SRHE 2016 Annual Research Conference
Location: Newport, Wales
Dates: 07 December 2016 - 09 December 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2016
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Learner experience, Learner analytics, Higher Education, Quantified self
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1537253
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