Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns

If you are involved in leadership in education...either in role, thought, or are likely to find this video of interest.

Michael Horn outlines the theory of disruptive innovation, looks at it in connection with business, and then creates parallels with education. He suggests "With education, the question becomes how to apply disruption as a positive force, propagating new ideas that are relatively simple to adopt and that offer an inviting, student-centric alternative to the often tradition-bound processes of many school systems. Horn cites online learning as a disruptive innovation that has particular potential in education, especially when you consider the number of non-consumption opportunities that exist. Dropouts, home-schooled students, school commuters, incarcerated youth, tutoring, professional development, adult lifelong learning, are all areas with large groups of potential online users. And most students sitting in K-12 classrooms do not yet have available the range of benefits possible with online learning, from 24/7 access, to personalized education, rapid assessment and progress tracking." (source).

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