In this paper I highlight some of the risks associated with universities establishing surveillance tools within virtual learning environments. Potential problems that may arise from such a move are considered at the student and managerial levels. At the student level I argue that the adoption of the surveillance tool may result in students, especially our most gifted, feeling pressured to adopt practises that are not best suited to achieving their learning outcomes. At the managerial level I argue that the surveillance tool provides a means by which subject design could be further influenced by market forces.
|Title of host publication||Interaction in Communication Technologies & Virtual Learning Environments|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA|
|Publisher||Information Science Reference|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|