The rise of the video-recorder teacher: the sociomaterial construction of an educational actor

dc.contributor.authorPerrotta, Carlo
dc.contributor.authorBeetham, Helen
dc.contributor.authorCzerniewicz, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-22T10:53:15Z
dc.date.available2017-02-22T10:53:15Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-12
dc.description.abstractThis paper draws on actor-network theory and on the sociology of cultural consumption to examine the phenomenon of corporate Massive Open Online Courses. Through an analysis of texts available in the public domain, the paper argues that over a short period (between 2012 and 2013) digitisation technology became associated with the emergence of a hybrid ‘actor’: the digital video-recorder teacher. A parallel is drawn between the ‘interactive affordances’ of digital instruction and the playback and cataloguing options that have contributed to shifts in television viewing habits. The digital video-recorder teacher is described as an artefact in the service of a postmodern project of self-improvement through cultural consumption, which recruits digitisation to meet a growing demand for ‘upgrades to the self’. In the conclusion, the paper explores how the study of digital education could benefit from an interface between sociomaterial studies and the sociology of culture.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationPerrotta, C., Beetham, H., & Czerniewicz, L. (2015). The rise of the video-recorder teacher: the sociomaterial construction of an educational actor. <i>British Journal of Sociology in Education</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/23993en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationPerrotta, Carlo, Helen Beetham, and Laura Czerniewicz "The rise of the video-recorder teacher: the sociomaterial construction of an educational actor." <i>British Journal of Sociology in Education</i> (2015) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/23993en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationPerrotta, C., Czerniewicz. L. & Beetham, H. (2015). The rise of the video-recorder teacher: the sociomaterial construction of an educational actor. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36(1), pp 1-17 .  DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2015.1044068en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Perrotta, Carlo AU - Beetham, Helen AU - Czerniewicz, Laura AB - This paper draws on actor-network theory and on the sociology of cultural consumption to examine the phenomenon of corporate Massive Open Online Courses. Through an analysis of texts available in the public domain, the paper argues that over a short period (between 2012 and 2013) digitisation technology became associated with the emergence of a hybrid ‘actor’: the digital video-recorder teacher. A parallel is drawn between the ‘interactive affordances’ of digital instruction and the playback and cataloguing options that have contributed to shifts in television viewing habits. The digital video-recorder teacher is described as an artefact in the service of a postmodern project of self-improvement through cultural consumption, which recruits digitisation to meet a growing demand for ‘upgrades to the self’. In the conclusion, the paper explores how the study of digital education could benefit from an interface between sociomaterial studies and the sociology of culture. DA - 2015-04-12 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - British Journal of Sociology in Education LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - The rise of the video-recorder teacher: the sociomaterial construction of an educational actor TI - The rise of the video-recorder teacher: the sociomaterial construction of an educational actor UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/23993 ER - en_ZA
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dc.identifier.vancouvercitationPerrotta C, Beetham H, Czerniewicz L. The rise of the video-recorder teacher: the sociomaterial construction of an educational actor. British Journal of Sociology in Education. 2015; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/23993.en_ZA
dc.languageengen_ZA
dc.publisherBritish Journal of Sociology of Educationen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
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dc.sourceBritish Journal of Sociology in Educationen_ZA
dc.titleThe rise of the video-recorder teacher: the sociomaterial construction of an educational actoren_ZA
dc.typeJournal Articleen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsdigital educationen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsMOOCsen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsactor-network theoryen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsvideo-recorder teacheren_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsinteractive affordancesen_ZA
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