Technology and the Commodification of Higher Education
Keywords:Education, Media, Political Economy
AbstractThe following article is adapted from David Noble's new book, Digital Diploma Mills: The Automation of Higher Education, just published by Monthly Review Press. Noble, a professor at York University, should need no introduction to MR readers. For the past three decades he has established himself as one of the great scholars and historians of technology, demystifying the subject and placing technology in the necessary social and political economic context. His publications include America by Design: Science. Technology, and The Rise of Corporate Capitalism (Alfred A. Knopf; 1977), Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation (Alfred A. Knopf, 1984), and The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and The Spirit of Invention (Alfred A. Knopf, 1997).
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