University Professor José van Dijck argues in “De correspondent” today that it is necessary to reduce dependence on big technology companies and develop alternatives with public money.
According to Professor van Dijck: “Sectors such as education need to ask themselves to what extent they want to be dependent on one company for all their online services. Under the guise of ease of use and security, these tech companies link their services to each other. Once you are in such a system, it is very expensive to switch to something else”.
As a result, universities and schools lose autonomy and control over the development of educational services. They become dependent on what that one system has to offer and they can no longer stop. She argues that: “Politicians and public organizations must therefore actively invest in a public infrastructure and technological innovations that are open in nature, that are well connected and where data can be easily transferred across different systems and platforms.”.
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