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Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Clayton Christensen’s theory of “disruptive innovation” is founded on anxiety, fear, and shaky evidence.
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On "lead users" and "generalists"

On "lead users" and "generalists" | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In my ongoing struggle to define a sense of "innovation" I can get behind, a couple recent readings have been a great help... Mike Caulfield provides a detailed and impressively well-grounded follo...
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Educational Technology and the Sources of Innovation -

Educational Technology and the Sources of Innovation - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Based on Jon Udell’s excellent post, I spent the weekend getting reacquainted with work of Eric von Hippel, the researcher who pioneered the study of user-driven innovation.
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Innovation Confusion — Education + Technology

Innovation Confusion — Education + Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I know the answer to the question even as I ask it. Why do the same people who pushed so hard for so many years to drive innovation into the…
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Americans believe higher education must innovate

Americans believe higher education must innovate | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A Northeastern University survey shows that strong public support for American higher education is coupled with a clear call for the system to change.

Via John Shank, Donna Murdoch
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Innovation in Higher Education: Leadership and the Role of Technology

Innovation in Higher Education: Leadership and the Role of Technology | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Innovation in Higher Education: Leadership and the Role of Technology Speakers Freeman Hrabowski President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Session Description This keynote will focus on F...
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Who Are the Top Technology Innovators in Higher Education?

Who Are the Top Technology Innovators in Higher Education? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Online Education as an Agent of Transformation

Online Education as an Agent of Transformation | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online education is beginning to show itself as a disruptive innovation, introducing more convenient and affordable services that can transform sectors.
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Notes on "Beyond Retrofitting: Innovation in Higher Education"

Notes on "Beyond Retrofitting: Innovation in Higher Education" | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Debate about the revolutionary potential of technology in higher education has never been more intense, nor greater in volume. For spectators and participants alike, it’s great fun. Me, I’m just gl...
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Top 10 disruptive edtech startups | Pearson Labs

Top 10 disruptive edtech startups | Pearson Labs | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mark Smithers's insight:

Except they are all sustaining innovations, not disruptive.

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Disruption guru Christensen: Why Apple, Tesla, VCs, academia may die - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Disruption guru Christensen: Why Apple, Tesla, VCs, academia may die - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen literally wrote the book on technology...
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Innovating Pedagogy | Open University Innovations Report #1

Innovating Pedagogy | Open University Innovations Report #1 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

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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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