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metadata.dc.title: Material mediations complicate communication privacy management
Title addition: the case of Wilma in Finnish high schools
Authors: Lehmuskallio, Asko 
Lampinen, Airi 
Institute: DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 1187 "Medien der Kooperation" 
Free keywords: Kommunikationsmanagement, Wilma <software>, communication privacy management, social media, boundary regulation, education
Dewey Decimal Classification: 302.23 Medien (Kommunikationsmittel), Medienwissenschaft
Issue Date: 2020
Publish Date: 2020
Series/Report no.: Working paper series / SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation 
Source: SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation: Working Paper Series, No. 16, 2020. - URL: - ISSN: 2567-2517
Increasingly, school settings are implementing digital technologies to coordinate teachers’ work. The article examines the role of these technologies in teachers’ boundary regulation processes through the lens of communication privacy management theory, and it provides empirical insight into the renegotiation of being a teacher in the presence of rules formalized in software code. The case of Finnish high school teachers exposed to the use of Wilma, a distributed computing system used to store, process, and transmit student data, revealed experiences of a need to renegotiate formalized and trackable work processes, faster and more colloquial communication, and intensified day-to-day work. These influence modes of accountability and the need to negotiate visibility, along with understandings of rules as a central coordination mechanism for interpersonal boundary regulation. The authors suggest in addition that these technologies inure various social stakeholders to constant technical monitoring and regular accounting, thereby advancing the normalization of surveillance practices. This creates good reason to pay closer attention to how rules of engagement may be coordinated.
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:467-16248
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