Surveillance in the Virtual Classroom

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteraction in Communication Technologies & Virtual Learning Environments
EditorsAngela Ragusa
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherInformation Science Reference
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781605668741
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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