Posts About "disruptive innovation"

December 21, 2015 · By Curtis Johnson

Following several discussions about whether the education ‘industry’ was a suitable object for studying the effects of disruptive innovation, I recall Clayton Christensen showing up in October of 2005 at a breakfast meeting that Education Evolving was sponsoring in a small hotel near George Washington University in D.C..

That’s the morning he proposed writing what became the award-winning book Disrupting Class, asserting an inevitable impact new technology would have on an industry chronically resistant to...

April 3, 2013

By Curtis Johnson

Originally guest-blogged on the LearnmoreMN blog, April 02, 2013.

Perhaps the ‘perfect storm’ metaphor is overused. But it’s an apt description of the forces converging on higher education these days. Graduation rates for most institutions remain stubbornly low; employers chronically complain that those who do graduate don’t know what they need to know or have the skills jobs...

December 2, 2012 · By Ted Kolderie

Ted Kolderie reflects on the true meaning of innovation -- and resistance to it -- in a major op-ed published in today's print edition of the Minneapolis StarTribune. Full text below:

Innovation seems to be on everyone's mind these days. It's on Gov. Mark Dayton's. His top staffers are going around with a presentation that talks about "Minnesota: A State of Innovation."

Minnesota is challenged, the presentation says. We need to get the state "working again." Innovation is important for both...