Session 6a

'Eduveillance': Re-imagining the Age of Bentham’s Chrestomatic-Panopticon

Presenter:
Professor Balbir Barn, Deputy Dean Science and Technology, Middlesex University London

Abstract:
Bentham’s other designs for his Panopticon template included the idea of the Chrestomatic-Panopticon where the teacher supervises up to 600 children without being seen.  Today, we can observe wide scale adoption of data analytics and other technologies in higher education strategy and practice. The question arises, to what extent are core values such as privacy, transparency, and autonomy being eroded through accidental or deliberate surveillance?

Key words:
Panopticon, data analytics, surveillance, ethics, values, privacy.