The presentation discusses the issues and challenges of using educational technology platforms in schools, including the lack of reliability, privacy concerns, and potential for exacerbating inequality and injustice.
- Educational technology platforms often lack reliability and can cause significant issues for students and teachers during exams or when accessing important information.
- Privacy concerns are also prevalent, with many platforms sharing user data with third parties without consent.
- The use of technology in schools can exacerbate inequality and injustice, particularly for marginalized groups who may not have equal access to technology or reliable internet.
- The presentation advocates for greater transparency and responsibility from educational technology companies, as well as a more critical approach to the use of technology in schools.
The speaker shares a personal anecdote about a recent exam where the software crashed and took two and a half hours to log out, causing significant stress and frustration. They were only able to retake the exam quickly because of a personal connection, but recognize that not everyone has that privilege. This highlights the potential consequences of unreliable technology in high-stakes situations.