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Disruption And Innovation in Education

Disruption has probably been overused in many areas now. From media, to advertising; from innovation, to consulting.

Disruption is also one of the buzzwords that have been used in education lately, yet few really seem to know what it means. I found this article written by Dr. Michelle Weise, who was a senior research fellow with the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation at the time of writing. She is now executive director of the Innovation Lab at Southern New Hampshire University.

In higher education especially, there’s a tendency to take an exciting technological advancement, call it a disruptive innovation, cram it into the classroom experience, and then hope that efficiencies will magically appear. But a disruptive innovation doesn’t necessarily entail a technological breakthrough. In fact, in our most recent work in higher education called Hire Education, Clayton Christensen and I underscore that there is true disruptive potential in online competency-based education (CBE) aligned to workforce needs even though the parts of this whole are not at all new.

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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy

Disruptive Innovations, That Will Change Our Lives.

McKinsey Global Institute publishes study on innovations that will transform life, business, and the global economy

We are in an ever changing parade of new innovations on numerous fronts. Just about every development in technology is charged as a leap forward, and we are constantly looking for the “next big thing”. However, not every upcoming innovation will truly be able to influence the business or social landscape, but some of them might be disruptive for existing conditions and change the way we live and work. As such it is important as a business leader to comprehend which technologies will matter to them and how to prepare for changes.

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy. (McKinsey Global Institute)

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Inspirations From Innovations

Some great business ideas seem so simple we wonder why no one ever thought of them before.

The backstory behind a bunch of household names, and tips to open your mind to inspiration.

At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. Some seem so simple we wonder why nobody thought of them before. Others are so revolutionary we wonder how anybody could’ve thought of them at all.

But those great ideas don’t come on command. And that leaves lots of would-be entrepreneurs asking the same question: How did everybody else get inspiration to strike—and how can we work the same magic?

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