Applying the theory of disruptive innovations to the field of language teaching

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 […]

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Deschooling and open education: Questions for David Wiley #change11

“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 […]

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MOOC and Web 2.0 #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 […]

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