Digital Sociologies: How Inequality Shapes Our Technologies
How does inequality shape our technologies and affect the landscape of digital sociologies in higher education and online learning? In this keynote, Dr. McMillan Cottom will investigate how technology is transforming humanity and the resulting current and future effects that may have on digital learning. She will share her perspective on how we learn for work in the new economy, her story and experiences as a digital scholar, and collaborative lessons learned from launching a digital sociology master’s degree.
Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology. She is co-editor of two volumes on technological change, inequality and institutions: “Digital Sociologies” (2016, UK Bristol Policy Press) and “For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education” (2017, Palgrave MacMillan). Her book “Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy” (2017, The New Press) has received national and international acclaim. Tressie serves on dozens of academic and philanthropic boards and publishes widely on issues of inequality, work, higher education and technology. A widely sought after speaker on issues of inequality, higher education, media, technology and culture.