Precarious Voices: The Shared Hopes and Dreams of those Teaching and Supporting Learning in Digital Contexts

Peter Bryant
University of Sydney
Donna Lanclos
Anodyne Anthropology, LLC
David White
University of the Arts London


University staff in learning technology related roles are critical to the capability of the institution to effectively enhance the student experience, deliver an engaged curriculum and achieve significant pedagogical change. However, their perceptions of identity, precarity, status and capability and the locations and roles they are located in within many institutions can challenge that capability. Drawing on data gathered about the hopes and dreams of over two hundred learning technology related staff at three workshops held in the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany, this paper will explore the contradictions and paradoxes that impact on the capability of staff in learning technology related roles to influence and shape pedagogical and technological change.

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