Network technology, disruptive innovation and the future of higher education

Network technology, disruptive innovation and the future from Mark Smithers
This is the invited presentation that I gave at the launch of the SAFFIRE project at the University of Canberra on Monday 18 March, 2013. I was asked by @JonPowles to be provocative and I think I was suitably so. The focus for me was on how disruptive innovations are/will effect higher education. I considered issues around MOOCs and then other disruptors which may, in fact, have more impact such as OER, open badges and social professional reputation. I concluded with some thoughts on possible future and the possible courses of action that higher education providers can take.
When I get some time I hope to add audio to this slideshare ┬ábut it may be a little while as I’m about to go overseas for three weeks.

One Comment On “Network technology, disruptive innovation and the future of higher education”

  1. Thanks Mark! Quite provocative and appreciate you sharing your thoughts. If understanding we are being disrupted can be considered Phase 1 (which is often quite difficult process in itself), I wonder what is the next step? Are there examples of sectors where players have been able to adapt to disruption that higher ed can learn from? I am really interested to start thinking through the disruption to whats next, what needs to change and how can we do it…. well you’ve lit a fire.


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