Tag Archives: disruption

Udacity continues Massive online course

I wrote [earlier](http://seanmehan.globat.com/blog/2012/03/08/interview-with-center-for-21st-century-universities/) about Norvig and Thrun’s experiement with massive online courses and how it would impact on the university model this century. I am now following another link in the experiment, [Udacity](http://www.udacity.com/). Continue reading Udacity continues Massive online course

Current books on how education needs to change

There are a number of books out that are meant to tackle the problem of how the US HE model (and one that applies in principle to western HE) needs to respond to the growing demands and [disruptive](http://seanmehan.globat.com/blog/2011/07/21/new-entrant-in-the-etextbook-market-amazon/) forces facing the [academy](http://seanmehan.globat.com/blog/2006/07/23/friedman-flattener-1-11989-the-new-age-of-creativity/). At a time when funding is plummeting for publicly funded institutions and there is a rise on for-profits, while at the same time political forces are calling for more education, I wondered if any of these books had some answers. Continue reading Current books on how education needs to change

Innovation levers and attacking silos in your org

[Here](http://bit.ly/qyXeLU) is a synopsis of the *Dealing with Darwin* piece by Geoffrey Moore, which describes different stages of innovation and some levers. This is important as a model for crossing the chasm which is needed to reshape large, territorial groups in an enterprise and allow for an innovation culture to overtake a silo culture. Continue reading Innovation levers and attacking silos in your org

More from the Master Switch

I [wrote](http://seanmehan.globat.com/blog/2011/06/10/the-minimal-energy-well-of-accepted-thought/) the other day about some thoughts about local energy minima as a function of innovation, sparked by Timothy Wu’s *The Master Switch*, one of my current reads. I wanted to capture a fabulous quote and story about one of the iterations of Wu’s *cycle*, dealing with the *radio telephone*. Continue reading More from the Master Switch

OER

As I [wrote](http://seanmehan.globat.com/blog/2011/06/03/big-moves-in-academic-publishing/) the other day, there are more cracks appearing in the publishing industry due to Christensen [disruptive forces](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disruptive_technology), at least in the academic sphere. And there is now FUD factor coming out from vested industries. Continue reading OER