Clayton Christensen coined the term disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovation is when a new idea is formed and someone is crazy enough to try it and stick with it until it takes root and changes our way of life. Some of these ideas have been wonderful and some horrible; some have been modified while others have stood the test of time. The steam engine, the hydrogen bomb, space travel, and clocks. Without disruptive innovation, mankind would not be where we are today.
Times have changed and the way we educate our students needs to change. Zack Simms, co-founder and CEO of Codecademy, states that technology may be the "silver bullet to enhance the material and the way we teach." He also states that, "education needs to catch up with our technology enhanced society." Technology does not need to be the center of education, but rather a tool to help individualize learning for each student's needs, allow students around the world to collaborate, enable students to be educated by experts in real world fields, and help students take ownership of their learning.
My organization has many opportunities to use technology to enhance education. Most classes are limited to 47 minutes. If students were delivered basic content by video outside of the classroom, imagine the time our teachers would have to work with individual students to set goals, fill content gaps, or enrich material to challenge students. The internet could be used to show experts using the learned content in real life. I am not the only person nor the best at delivering my contents material, but I am the person who can develop relationships with my students encouraging, guiding and pushing them to be life long learners.
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Simms, Zack (2014, May) Education Needs to Change As Fast As Technology. Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/techonomy/2014/05/23/education-needs-to-change-as-fast-as-technology/#29a235f01ed2