So whilst the overall conclusions and recommendations are actually pretty sensible. The undertone of “smart “ collaborations, technology companies leading the way, buying a suite of “creative” products to allow students to be “makers” troubles me greatly. Buying into a system doesn’t automagically make you, or a University digitally literate or creative. It’s knowing when and how to use/buy/move on that does. Whilst the Adobe creative suite of products is undoubtedly powerful, it also creates another set of dependencies for organisations and individuals. “Smart collaborations” between education and technology companies really need to figure out what the potential implications of those dependencies are.
Digital literacy is one of our greatest weapons against the monsters of technology. We can let them dismantle it and sell it back to us. (Source)