Carlo Perrotta is senior lecturer in digital literacies in the Faculty of Education at Monash University.
Carlo is interested in the sociology of digital education, and his background is in social psychology, sociology and cultural theory. His PhD was awarded by the University of Bath in 2009. Before joining Monash in 2018, Carlo held research posts at the University of Leeds, UK and the UCL-Institute of Education in London. Prior to Academia, Carlo worked for Futurelab, a UK-based, non-for-profit ‘think-tank’ that explored the potential of digital technology in education.
Carlo has published on a variety of topics related to digital technology in education, including teacher beliefs, the ‘datafication’ of education, new forms of technological literacies (e.g. ‘digital making’) and the use of video games in schools. His research has been funded by leading international bodies such as the European Commission, the ESRC, the Society for Educational Studies, as well as private donors (e.g. Microsoft and Cisco Systems).
Recent publications include:
- Perrotta, C., Bailey, C., Ryder, J., Haggis-Burridge, M., & Persico, D. (2019). Games as (Not) Culture: A Critical Policy Analysis of the Economic Agenda of Horizon 2020. Games and Culture, 1555412019853899.
- Perrotta, C., & Williamson, B. (2018). The social life of learning analytics: Cluster analysis and the ‘performance’of algorithmic education. Learning, Media and Technology, 43(1), 3-16.
- Perrotta, C. (2017). Beyond rational choice: How teacher engagement with technology is mediated by culture and emotions. Education and Information Technologies, 22(3), 789-804.
- Perrotta, C., Bailey, C., & Garside, C. (2017). Culture, technology and local networks: towards a sociology of ‘making’in education. Cambridge Journal of Education, 1-17.
- Perrotta, C., Czerniewicz, L., & Beetham, H. (2016). The rise of the video-recorder teacher: the sociomaterial construction of an educational actor. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37(8), 1251-1267.