Introduction According to Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation (Christensen, C. & Eyring, H. J. (2011), as companies grow big, they tend to focus on the high-end market developing more sophisticated, expensive products. This leaves the lower-end market open for other competitors. A disruptive technology, then, is one that allows less established companies to provide a […]Read more "Applying the theory of disruptive innovations to the field of language teaching"
One recurring theme of the thirteen weeks of MOOC sessions has been that the current education system is no longer appropriate for learners in the 21st century. Many of the MOOC presentations in the past 13 weeks point to this problem from various angles – formal learning, informal learning or somewhere in between. The following image […]Read more "Ideas from the thirteen weeks of MOOC"
“Education is inherently an enterprise of openness” In his 2010 Lecture at TEDx, David Wiley contends that the notion of openness is built into the enterprise of education. “Open” as in open content, open textbook, or open source means sharing. Education, likewise, is about sharing in the spirit of generosity. In this sense, education is […]Read more "Deschooling and open education: Questions for David Wiley #change11"
Educators are working in a new paradigm Considering the differences between the MOOC and traditional online courses, I can’t help but to notice how their differences mirror the development from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. Web 1.0 & traditional online courses Web 2.0 & MOOC Content & structure created by the designers User-generated content and […]Read more "MOOC and Web 2.0 #change11"
So, what is a MOOCRead more "A distributed network distributed in a distributed network"