Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education

Tools to Help Bring Change in your College or University
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Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (231 ratings)
5,890 students
Understand the latest expertly curated materials on this topic by a university president who spent years developing them
Develop a strategy for higher education using key concepts like disruptive innovation, unbundling, Bottom of the Pyramid strategy, lean startup, value innovation, change agent theory and key trends toward higher education strategy
Use the material from this course to become a change agent to bring innovation to their institution
Use the material from this course in a "flipped classroom" discussion among students or leaders at your institution

Requirements

  • Familiarity with education, business or innovation is a plus, but is not required

Description

This course provides the latest expertly curated materials on this topic by a university president focused on disruptive innovation who spent years developing them.

I've tried to curate the "best of the best" of materials in this field including: unbundling universities, unbundling faculty, online education, emerging markets, Base of the Pyramid strategy, Lean Startup for education, Blue Ocean Strategy for education, accreditation, for profits and MOOCs and examining implications for specific markets like faith-based/Christian higher education. I provide a summary of "Cliff's Notes" on each topic in a brief video, and have links to the top videos and bibliography on each topic. While most people will take this course individually, this course is designed to also be used by individuals or as a "flipped classroom" discussion among students or leaders at your institution to discuss these materials after reviewing them.

I am the President of City Vision University where we are bringing radically affordable education through a $2,000 associate's degree and a $5,000 bachelor's degree. I previously co-founded MIT's Internet Telephony Consortium with one of the fathers of the Internet (David Clark) focused on disruption in the telecommunications industry. Before spending the past 20 years living with and serving the poor with disruptive educational technologies, I worked as a consultant to Sprint, venture capitalist and internet startups.

I just finished reading tens of thousands of pages and hundreds of articles and videos as a part of my doctoral dissertation. I have literally put thousands of hours of work into the materials in this course just as if I were publishing a book. I am providing it for free because I want to see change happen in this industry.

My hope is that you could use this course materials to be a change agent to bring innovation to your institution.

You can also find versions of this course on: iTunes University, YouTube and Slideshare.

Who this course is for:

  • Faculty, staff, students and administration at educational institutions wanting to understand and adapt to the changes to their industry
  • Innovators with an interest in education
  • Anyone that wants to know how to prepare for the economy of the future

Course content

15 sections • 33 lectures • 8h 53m total length
  • Course Introduction
    09:02
  • Lecture Slides
    7 pages
  • Materials for this Course
    00:02

Instructor

University President focused on Disruptive Innovation
Andrew Sears
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  • 450 Reviews
  • 12,310 Students
  • 4 Courses

I am the President of City Vision University where our goal is to provide radically affordable online education to those serving the poor, the addicted, and the underserved. I also am a co-founder of the Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance, which is a collaboration of leaders to support the global growth of post-secondary education serving the majority world and the poor

I previously co-founded MIT's Internet Telephony Consortium with one of the fathers of the internet (David Clark) focused on disruption in the telecommunications industry. Before spending the past 20 years living with and serving the poor with disruptive educational technologies, I worked as a consultant to Sprint, venture capitalist and internet startups.