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Clay Christensen takes closer look at how online learning will disrupt K-12 education | GigaOM Ed Tech News

Clay Christensen takes closer look at how online learning will disrupt K-12 education | GigaOM Ed Tech News | mobile learning and apps in school education | Scoop.it

 

When you first hear disruptive economics guru Clayton Christensen’s prediction that by 2019 half of all K-12 classes will be taught online, it’s easy to wonder if brick-and-mortar schools as we know them are on their way out.

 

But a new study released Thursday from his think tank, the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, depicts a future of education, particularly at the elementary school level, that isn’t nearly as stark as that. The paper, which refines theories on blended learning Christensen and his colleagues have laid out in the book “Disrupting Class” and other studies, introduces the idea of hybrid innovation. While Christensen’s famous theory of innovation mostly focuses on disruptive and sustaining innovations, the new paper offers the concept of the hybrid.

 

Often, the researchers argue, sectors experiencing disruption go through an extended phase in which old and new technology exist side by side, providing “the best of both worlds.” In education, many approaches to blended learning, which combine online instruction with traditional classroom learning, fall into this hybrid category.

 

“What’s clear to us from this theory is that schools will be here for the long haul,” said Michael Horn, executive director of the Institute, a co-author of the paper, as well as a co-author of “Disrupting Class.” “The future of learning is blended learning for the majority of students.”

 

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iPads in Education- Examples from the Classroom

Let's look at the way we use iPads in the classroom. Are there merely a tool to automate traditionally taught tasks? How do we use the iPad as a tool to TRANSFO

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Connie Wise's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:47 PM

iPads in Education- Examples from the Classroom
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26 Great Conferences for Teachers to Grow Professionally ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

26 Great Conferences for Teachers to Grow Professionally ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | mobile learning and apps in school education | Scoop.it

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5 Ways To Use Technology To Engage With Parents - Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Technology To Engage With Parents - Edudemic | mobile learning and apps in school education | Scoop.it
Technology can be used to engage with parents like you may have never dreamed. Here are a few kick-butt tools to try!

 

Bringing technology into our classrooms helps teachers in a variety of ways. From bringing great multimedia and injecting real people and real life experiences into what might otherwise be bland lessons, to making grading and classroom management easier, more seamless processes, it might be easy to forget how we even did things before our devices were the staples of our school days.


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Naomi Monson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:21 PM

This is can used to create personal learning environments for parents!  I love the idea of skype to use in place of parent-teacher conferences when parents are unable to make it!  Check out the interesting ways to keep parents informed!

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Interactive whiteboards - 8 ideas to keep it simple | The Whiteboard Blog

Interactive whiteboards - 8 ideas to keep it simple | The Whiteboard Blog | mobile learning and apps in school education | Scoop.it

In addition, while the majority of schools are using either Smart Notebook or Activ software there are a lot of other pieces of software out there that teachers are using in schools. It can be frustrating to see activities that are reliant on a very specific tool in one piece of software, only to find that you can’t do that in the software you have in school. Tools such as tables, handwriting recognition, interactive resources, maths tools, timers and suchlike. All are fun, but not always essential.


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