Write a 2000-word essay on the following topic:
Select an example (digital platform, application, social media, digital soft- or hardware,
ICT company, etc.) in the context of digital labour. Critically analyse and reflect on your
chosen example based on concepts, ideas, approaches and/or theories that have been
introduced in this module.
Your essay should make an argument and take a position, and apply academic concepts
and theoretical frameworks to an example. The aim is to produce a coherent, concise
and well-supported response to the brief, which demonstrates your engagement with
Here are some examples that can be chosen for your essay:
Apple, Foxconn, Amazon, Mechanical Turk, Airbnb, Uber, Deliveroo,
There are many other possibilities you can find within the readings.
Your essay should make thorough and thoughtful use of both set and additional reading
from the semester.
Submission Deadline (Date & Time):
Friday 30 November 2018, 12.00 noon
Feedback and grade will be available by:
Friday 21 December 2018
Essay assessment criteria
Quality of research
: evidence of critical engagement with set course materials; evidence
of independent reading of appropriate academic material.
Originality of thought
: well-articulated and well-supported argument; evidence of
critical thinking (through taking a position in relation to key ideas from the course, and
supporting this position); evidence of relational thinking (through making connections
between key ideas from the course and wider literature; support these connections);
evidence of independent critical ability.
Clarity of expression
: appropriate writing style; clear and coherent structure; consistency
and accuracy in referencing (APA convention).
You should submit coursework in the following format:
One document (Including appendices and bibliography);
Student number should be the only identification used;
1.5 or double-spacing typescript, but single spacing used for quotations, footnotes,
These pdf are the module Reading set: 13 different references should be included and additional ones.