Critical takes on the Data Driven Innovation Project

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


In this short presentation, i applied a critique of data fetishism to reflect on the ways in which dominant narratives underpinning the current drive for data driven innovation shape digital education. I used the context of the City Region Deal to reflect on my own context, as well as the University of Edinburgh’s role in both benefitting from and steering education in the context of the City Deal. l used this context to consider how dominant problem representations frame digital citizenship and data citizenship, and the consequences and opportunities for education, from HE to communities. Specifically, I considered how marginalised communities are served by this narrative, and how they might, if necessary, reframe it through education.
Period23 May 2019
Held atCentre for Research in Digital Education
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • data justice
  • Social Justice