Wizards and brinkmanship
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The fi nal chapter of this book examines issues connected to the digital condition of higher education and examines some of the ideas, suggestions and agendas that are being promoted. It suggests that play, performance and improvisation have rather been lost and need to be regained, whilst also proposing that the idea of a university has been mislaid. In the context of such losses and the marketization of learning, it is argued that, perhaps contrastingly, students have not lost their way. They have become capable users of digital technologies who are able to engage with the wider debates about power and politics. Nevertheless, students who are digitally fl uent and digitally tethered are still challenged by the shifts and fl ows of the digital world, which continues to create spaces of change and interruption, and by issues of privacy and trust, which are not only continually contested but constantly on the move.