An Apple for teacher (education)? Reconstituting teacher professional learning and expertise via the Apple Teacher digital platform

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Lewis, Steven. (2022). An Apple for teacher (education)? Reconstituting teacher professional learning and expertise via the Apple Teacher digital platform. International Journal of Educational Research. 115, p. Article 102034. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2022.102034
AuthorsLewis, Steven
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Although COVID-19 has intensified clear global trends towards the digitalisation of schooling and the increasing role of information technology in education, a less obvious consequence has been the shift to online professional learning for teachers themselves. Informed by an emerging critical literature of digital education platforms, this paper will explore how Apple Teacher – the digital learning platform of the US technology giant, Apple Inc. – forges new marketised and platformed relations between schooling spaces and actors. I argue that Apple Teacher helps Apple to maximise its policy relevance, allowing it to leverage its global brand recognition to compellingly promote a particular vision of teacher knowledge and expertise.

KeywordsApple Teacher; platformisation; platform capitalism; policy network; teacher professional learning; COVID-19
Year2022
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Journal citation115, p. Article 102034
PublisherElsevier Ltd
ISSN0883-0355
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2022.102034
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85132905119
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Page range1-14
FunderAustralian Research Council
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Deposited02 Aug 2022
ARC Funded ResearchThis output has been funded, wholly or partially, under the Australian Research Council Act 2001
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