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‘Disruptive Innovation’ Discussion Continued

October 28, 2008 1 min read
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Good discussion about “disruptive innovation” this week featuring Disrupting Class co-authors Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn, at the American Enterprise Institute, in Washington.

They made a powerful case that the fate that afflicted manufacturers of minicomputers, vacuum tube radios, and proprietary high-end software, is likely, in the next couple of decades, to be coming to a school district near you.

You can read my story about the discussion here.

By the way, Checker Finn, conservative education expert and pundit, who was the official “responder and raconteur” at the session and generally supported the co-authors’ thesis, confessed that he has only lately come around to the value of technology in education. He said he had been “something of a Luddite” for many years.

AEI’s press office said they will post video of the event on Friday. I’ll update this post with a link.

Meanwhile, Digital Directions is hosting an ongoing forum discussion on disruptive innovation here.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.

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