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The seductions of technology

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This article considers today's neo-liberal capitalism and its reliance on new digital technologies in commoditizing everything, including education. The rise in the use of digital technologies is one way that neo-liberal ideologies have entered the university, changing the relationships between faculty and students, and changing the way students learn. Some teaching technologies have proved to enhance students' learning experience, some, in my view, have not. But the ideology of the importance of new technologies in education seems to be here to stay, bringing the university increasingly into the neo-liberal world of the commoditization and marketization of everything.
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Keywords: capitalism; education; neo-liberalism; technology; university

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of California

Publication date: February 16, 2012

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  • The Journal of Music, Technology and Education (JMTE) explores the issues concerning the use of technology in music education. It examines pedagogy at all levels and across genres such as composition, musicology, performance and music production. It is the only journal specifically dedicated to the educational aspects of music technology and the technological aspects of music. Peer-reviewed, with an international editorial board, JMTE aims to draw its contributions from a broad community of educators, researchers and practitioners who are working closely with new technologies in the fields of music education and music technology education.
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