Platforms and Institutions in the Post-Pandemic University: a Case Study of Social Media and the Impact Agenda

@article{Carrigan2021PlatformsAI,
  title={Platforms and Institutions in the Post-Pandemic University: a Case Study of Social Media and the Impact Agenda},
  author={Mark Carrigan and Katy Jordan},
  journal={Postdigital Science and Education},
  year={2021},
  pages={1 - 19}
}
In this paper, we argue that digital platforms play an important role within higher education, not least of all when Covid-19 has made remote working the norm. An increasingly rich field of theoretical and empirical work has helped us understand platforms as socio-technical infrastructures which shape the activity of their users. Their insertion into higher education raises urgent institutional questions which necessitate dispensing with the individualised mode of analysis and instrumentalised… 

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