Focus on the disruptive nature of innovation in schools
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Michael B. Horn recently writing in eSchool News argues that the extensive news coverage in the USA on the value or otherwise of virtual schooling has failed to address 2 critical strands of discussion at the background to these news stories. These are understanding how a disruptive innovation evolves and the role of public policy in shaping it.He makes the point that online learning is a disruptive innovation—an innovation that transforms a sector by making it simpler, more convenient, and affordable. Disruptive innovations have transformed many parts of our society, everything from computing to how we do taxes. But disruptive innovations don’t transform the world overnight. Read the full article.