Featured Speaker: Amy Collier

1:30PM - 2:15PM
Cartoon Room

Reclaiming Impact: Not-Yetness as a Lens for Resisting De-Complexification

Educational technologies are increasingly playing a role in the steady march of education towards compliance and sinister simplicity. The push toward rigid accountability, sometimes expressed in calls for “impact,” has placed educational technology in a strategic role to monitor, track, and report on measurements against standards and to increase productivity relative to those standards. But what gets lost when we push to simplify for the sake of impact? What is at stake when we hand over the “beautiful risk of education” to technology companies and tools with views of impact that devalue the richness of the educational relationship? In this talk, Dr. Amy Collier will offer “not-yetness” as a lens for returning to complexity in impact.