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Essay critiques the ideas of Clay Shirky and others advocating higher ed disruption

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Will online learning destroy America’s colleges? - O'Reilly Radar

Will online learning destroy America’s colleges? - O'Reilly Radar | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The American college system is staggeringly large: 2,421 four-year institutions enroll about 18.5 million college students. The proportion of Americans with a bachelor's degree is at an all-time high...
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The Future of Higher Education: Massive Online Open Disruption

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Peter Thiel and Vivek Wadhwa have debated this question repeatedly -- on 60 Minutes, at an Intelligence Squared debate in Chicago, and most recently at The Nantucket Project, a festival of ideas that was held on Nantucket, Massachusetts earlier this month.

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25 Trends Disrupting Education Right Now

25 Trends Disrupting Education Right Now | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Disruption doesn’t sound like a pretty word, but in the long run, it can be a beautiful thing. Disruption is about shifting power. Eroding patterns. Breaking the system. In education, this can come from the most unlikely of sources.

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Disruptive Education and Desire Lines

Disruptive Education and Desire Lines | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The inspirational Learning without Frontiers Conference this week had many speakers sharing their vision of the future. Fundamental to this was new technologies tearing down the barriers to success with mobile devices and cloud computing.
During a debate on whether the VLE was dead ( although this title assumes that it was once had a life). Steve Wheeler made the point that the VLE is not something that the students would choose to use themselves and this struck a chord regarding Desire Lines.

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How Would You Like A Graduate Degree For $100? - Forbes

How Would You Like A Graduate Degree For $100? - Forbes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Conventional ­university teaching is way too costly, inefficient and ­ineffective to survive for long, says Sebastian Thrun.
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Hilary Greenebaum's comment, June 7, 2012 2:23 PM
Wonder what international "library" classes or sessions would look like? Great ideas in this article thanks!
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Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities?

Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Tom Katsouleas,  Dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineering’s Advisory Committee on Engineering Grand Challenges for the 21st Century.
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Online education disrupts traditional academic models

Online education disrupts traditional academic models | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How technology is moving higher education out of the classroom and disrupting established business models...
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Airbnb, Coursera and Uber: The rise of the disruption economy

Airbnb, Coursera and Uber: The rise of the disruption economy | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We're used to how the social web has disrupted media, but that same wave is moving through other industries, driven by startups like Airbnb, Coursera and Uber -- and while regulators and entrenched industries are trying to fight it, the trend...
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TechCrunch Disrupt Education Panel Recap | Blog on Academic Earth

TechCrunch Disrupt Education Panel Recap | Blog on Academic Earth | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Will the web disrupt education?

One of the other more entertaining "Ripe for disruption by the efficiency of the Network Economy" memes that has gathered moment over the past 12 months is how the Internet is going to revolutionise education (e.g. Clayton Christensen on why education is ready for disruption).

This is an novel idea for three reasons. Firstly, if you know your IT history, you will recall that the Internet emerged from the Tertiary education sector (Think ARPANET) some 40 odd years ago. So perhaps the first question we should be asking is if the Internet hasn't proven to be disruptive in its first 40 years of application in the education sector what will make tomorrow different?

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A Disrupted Higher-Ed System

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The “disruption” of the higher-ed market is a popular refrain these days. Rising tuition prices and student debt have left many wondering if the current model is indeed broken and whether those like Harvard’s Clay Christensen are right when they say that innovations in course delivery will eventually displace established players.

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