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Disruptive innovations, technological and otherwise, facing higher education
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The Future of Education: Epic 2020

"EPIC 2020, stands for the proposition that the education of the world will change dramatically for the better during this decade" -- http://epic2020.org -- Check out their site and learn about their utopian vision of how technology might end the industrial model of higher education.
[Original video source:Script and narration by Bill Sam Video and graphics by Nate Marshall Music by Minus Kelvin.]

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'Bold' Series Part 3: Embracing Disruption in Higher Education

'Bold' Series Part 3: Embracing Disruption in Higher Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Anyone who is involved in higher education, even those new to the sector, are witnessing the unparalleled disruption of how higher education is perceived, created, delivered, funded and evaluated. This is leaving some institutions behind, driving some forward, and leaving the vast majority trying to figure it all out..."

Olgy Gary's insight:

Dale Leatherwood has written an excellent six part series where he reviews "The Six D's of Exponential Growth" in Diamandis and Kotler's new business book, "Bold" and uses them as a tool to analyze higher education. This blog post is on the third D, "Disruption," and Leatherwood writes on why we need to embrace disruption in higher education. The other 5 Ds include: (1) Digitalization, (2) Deception, (4) Demonetization, (5) Dimaterialization, and (6) democratization. 

 

Here are the URLs for the other 5 blog posts. All are excellent!

1. Digitalization: http://goo.gl/R7ZV0u

2. Deception: http://goo.gl/3e0FyA

4. Demonetization: http://goo.gl/Jxmhjw

5. Dimaterialization: http://goo.gl/HsG9uF ;

6. Democratization: https://goo.gl/fWWE6z ;

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Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service

Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is the future of education a massive online classroom?
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Preparing for the Digital University | A meta study on Distance, Blended and Online Education

Preparing for the Digital University | A meta study on Distance, Blended and Online Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"We’ve released a new report: Preparing for the Digital University: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning (.pdf). The report is an attempt to reposition the narrative of digital learning away from “look, my cool new technology does this” to something more like “here’s what we know from research and here’s what we can extrapolate”. Innovation is a bunnies and kittens type of concept – who could possibly oppose it? Sometimes new is not better, especially when it impacts the lives of people. Remember the failure of Udacity and San Jose State University project? Even passing familiarity with research in learning sciences could have anticipated the need for scaffolded social support..." 

Olgy Gary's insight:

A landmark report that backs up with evidence that asynchronous distance education can show better outcomes than traditional courses. It is the best meta study out there on Distance, Blended and Online.

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News Corp.’s $1 Billion Plan to Overhaul Education Is Riddled With Failures

News Corp.’s $1 Billion Plan to Overhaul Education Is Riddled With Failures | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tablet computers and an online curriculum were supposed to help revolutionize schools. That hasn’t happened
Olgy Gary's insight:

The idea behind News Corp's initiative is good . The infrastructure (wi-fi, etc) may not currently be there to support the goal. If they do not give up on their ideals, but rather work to bring together a system-wide approach to address the issue, they will eventually succeed.  

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GW Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | GW Online | The George Washington University

GW Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | GW Online | The George Washington University | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"A world-class education with GW online. One of the courses is on 'The Past, Present, and Future of the Federal Reserve' where you can enroll now to learn how the Fed works and how your business can avoid political pitfalls."

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Choose courses to take, for free, from various different programs such as: Arts, Business, Engineering, Nursing and others.

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New Online Course Offerings for GW | GW Today | The George Washington University | Washington, DC

New Online Course Offerings for GW | GW Today | The George Washington University | Washington, DC | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The George Washington University will begin offering two signature massive open online courses (MOOCs) in April, continuing to expand its online education presence for a general audience. Each course will center on a core curriculum of video lectures, symposia and interviews, written matter, interactive assignments and other supplemental materials. Both will be free, and registration is now open to the public. These courses “are designed to educate the world,” said Paul Schiff Berman, vice provost for online education and academic innovation..."

Olgy Gary's insight:

George Washington University will begin offering MOOCs next month. Wow.

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5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020 | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the next five years, we'll start to rethink a lot about education, from what's in school lunches to what a college degree really means.
Olgy Gary's insight:

FastCompany.com asks "the world's most innovative companies in education to school us on the future of the classroom, with predictions for the next five years." Check the article out to find out what they had to say. 

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The Ed Tech Revolution is about to become the Learner Revolution

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A great overview of where things are going. "This report was written by Washington-based freelance writer Martin Van Der Werf. He is a former reporter and editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education. He blogs at The College of 2020."

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Higher ed Presidents and other thought leaders forecast 2015 trends

"Presidents and other thought leaders look ahead on cost, technology and learning.."
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Andrew Sears: Disruptive Innovation, Christian Higher Education and the Poor | YouTube

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of LeTourneau Universi...
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Here is a video of Dr Andrew Sears visit, Dec 5th, to LeTourneau University, speaking on "Disruptive Innovation, Christian Higher Education and the Poor." http://www.cityvision.edu

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Why Data Science Will Power the Future - Sebastian Thrun and Nitin Sharma | YouTube

Listen to Sebastian Thrun and Nitin Sharma, CEO of Udacity and VP of Engineering, as they share their insights as data scientists, and answer your questions ...
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Udacity Evolves into 'Nanodegrees,' Online Tech Training for Business

Udacity Evolves into 'Nanodegrees,' Online Tech Training for Business | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Udacity's 'nanodegrees' will cost a fraction of a traditional degree and provide solid training, says founder Sebastian Thrun.
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These are exciting times for higher education! 

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Sesame Street was the original MOOC

Sesame Street was the original MOOC | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
New research from Brookings Senior Fellow Melissa Kearney and Wellesley College’s Phillip Levine shows that children living in places where the broadcast signal for Sesame Street was strong were 14 percent less likely to be behind in school compared to children living in places with a weak signal reception.
Olgy Gary's insight:

This makes so much sense! I'd never thought about it before but, indeed, Sesame Street pretty much was the original MOOC. 

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Cloud-based Technologies and the Future of eLearning

Cloud-based Technologies and the Future of eLearning | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
eLearning is the future. In coming decades, systems of education will embrace cloud-based technologies more than today.
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Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses

Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.
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How LinkedIn’s Latest Move May Matter to Colleges | Chronicle of Higher Education

How LinkedIn’s Latest Move May Matter to Colleges | Chronicle of Higher Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The professional-networking giant’s purchase of Lynda.com could allow it to do to colleges what Airbnb has done to hotels and Uber has done to taxis.
Olgy Gary's insight:

"It could also be, in the words of one observer, a sharp reminder to colleges that if they don’t up their game in helping students and alumni with career transitions, there are many other organizations — giants like LinkedIn among them — that stand ready to fill that void." --Goldie Blumenstyk, Chronicle of Higher Education

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Fischer Speaker Series Recording Available | Holistic Enhancement - The Future of Higher Education Featuring Bill Sams - Center for Online Innovation in Learning

Fischer Speaker Series Recording Available | Holistic Enhancement - The Future of Higher Education Featuring Bill Sams - Center for Online Innovation in Learning | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Originally Held: March 20, 2013 During this session, Bill Sams,  former Associate Provost for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer and Executive in Residence for the College of Business at Ohio University discusses his perspective on the Future of Higher Education, as described in his video, “EPIC 2020, and a new concept, “Holistic Personal Enhancement.”  Holistic Personal Enhancement is a recognition... Read more »
Olgy Gary's insight:

Bill Sams is a learning visionary. In this 71 min. presentation he gave at Penn State he shares his vision for how we will be enhancing our lives and careers through just-in-time-learning in the next 20 years.

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The Next Assault On The Ivory Tower: Unbundling The College Degree

The Next Assault On The Ivory Tower: Unbundling The College Degree | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities should heed the experience of the music industry and prepare for The Great Unbundling by refocusing spending on activities that clearly contribute to student return on investment, and academic energy on programs and courses that clearly advance core cognitive skills.
Olgy Gary's insight:

Ryan Craig is managing director at University Ventures, a fund focused on innovation from within higher education, and the author of "College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education" 

http://goo.gl/TM7uES

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Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official

Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With information technology poised to transform degrees, students will be able to acquire credentials at a fraction of today’s costs.
Olgy Gary's insight:

I believe Carey is correct in stating that "now information technology is poised to transform college degrees. [And], when that happens, the economic foundations beneath the academy will truly begin to tremble." Another good article on disruptive innovation in higher education, this time from Kevin Carey of the NY Times. 

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Unprecedented Opportunities: Online Learning Explosion Empowers GenDIY

Unprecedented Opportunities: Online Learning Explosion Empowers GenDIY | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In January of 2013, I had no sooner finished speaking to a group of independent school leaders about how online and blended learning would impact their schools in the future, when one of the audience members rushed up to tell me why I was wrong....
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from the article: "About 'GenDIY': Young people are taking control of their own pathway to careers, college and contribution. Powered by digital learning, "GenDIY" is combatting unemployment and the rising costs of earning a degree by seeking alternative pathways to find or create jobs they love. Follow their stories here and on Twitter at #GenDIY."

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Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.
Olgy Gary's insight:

Terry Gross interviews Kevin Carey, author of "The End of College: Creating the future of learning and the University of Everywhere." Some interview highlights listed are: what's wrong with college admissions, how college replicates privilege; and the advantage of MOOCs. 

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Purdue partners with edX to offer MOOCs

"Purdue University will partner with global leader edX, the nonprofit learning destination founded by MIT and Harvard, through a two-year agreement to begin offering a lineup of selected Purdue courses to anyone anytime with an Internet connection. The first PurdueX courses, being developed by Purdue NExT and nanoHUB-U, will roll out this spring through the agreement with edX, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based leader of so-called "massively open online courses," or MOOCs..."

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A world-class business education for free? Here's how.

A world-class business education for free? Here's how. | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Laurie Pickard wanted an education from a world-class business school. She didn't want to pay the $168,000 for a degree from Wharton. So she found a way to get the education - though minus the sheepskin - for next to nothing.
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3 Things Higher Education Should Know about Disruptive Innovation

3 Things Higher Education Should Know about Disruptive Innovation | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Online learning presents both an opportunity and a challenge as technology shakes up higher education...Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen explains how disruptive innovation could affect the future of higher education at the EDUCAUSE conference in Orlando on Tuesday, Sept. 30..."

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Educators Find It Challenging Getting Through to Most Connected Students - Higher Education

Educators Find It Challenging Getting Through to Most Connected Students - Higher Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Changing technology and its ubiquity has had the greatest impact on younger generations of students. The reality is that the more connected, less attentive, and, perhaps, more entitled students of today are reflections of the rapidly changing society around them. For some students, they have never known a world without the Internet..."

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