Online education is beginning to show itself as a disruptive innovation, introducing more convenient and affordable services that can transform sectors.
A great piece from the recently named #1 Business Thinker in the world (according to Thinkers50), Clayton Christensen.
Two insights for me. First around the Innovation Imperative: Change Everything. The article says it well, we need to rethink our business models and break through the pull of past successes when innovating.
"The lessons from any number of industries teach us that those that truly innovate — fundamentally transforming the model, instead of just incorporating the technology into established methods of operation — will have the final say."
Second revolves around the disruption of eductaion and in our case the professional development market we serve. We are quickly moving (thanks to technology) to an on-demand, just-in-time model with plenty of in-class and instructor-led opportunities. There is no question that the networking and social aspects of learning won;t ever disappear but the can be greatly augmented with the technology options.
"As concepts and skills are taught more effectively online, it’s unlikely that face-to-face interaction will cease to matter. Instead, students will be able to arrange for such experiences when it suits the job they need to get done. Given the reality that we all have different learning needs at different times, that’s a far more student-centered experience."
Here is our first leadership skills on-demand 50 hours of CPE qualified "success" skills education for under $200 http://www.macpa.org/Content/BLI-Express-for-Leaders.aspx