The attempt to deskill teaching in higher education is hardly new. Technology is being used to transform the academic worker into a “conscious linkage” of the machine.
ROBERT OVETZ, PHD, is a precarious university lecturer in political science. He is the editor of Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives (Pluto, 2020), author of When
Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921 (Brill, 2018; Haymarket, 2019), and book review editor of the Journal of Labor and Society.