A further chip in:
This article from the Guardian is another marker of how quickly legal issues get drawn into technology’s use, misuse and mistakes. Memories of an earlier post about a Church of England bishop who pressed the wrong voting button at General Synod. Here, it’s much more communal, perhaps, much more of an unbounded echo chamber. But, in multiple scenarios, it’s going to be a matter of ‘the case continues’.
Education is also becoming increasingly drawn into legislative discourses: this isn’t driven completely or simply by technology but, again, there are multiple linkages and potential fracture points. I’m a little surprised that this legal dimension is not more evident in the Edinburgh 2016 Manifesto for Teaching Online. Perhaps ‘instrumentalisation’ and ‘surveillance’ hint at it, but the legal dimension within the manifesto’s horizons seems much more pervasive, and infused, than simply these two terms would allow.