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ERIC Number: EJ836323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Online Learning for All Students
Webb, Kathleen L.
Principal Leadership, v9 n8 p64-66 Apr 2009
Most online learning has taken the typical classroom and extended it to a new delivery method, keeping all the essential classroom elements in place. Christensen predicts that online education will be a "disruptive" innovation--an innovation that begins by serving a marginalized group, such as the students who drop out because the traditional classroom environment doesn't meet their needs. In the beginning, it won't compete with the established model of classroom learning. But it will improve to the point that it's used for all students, not just those who are at risk, because it's a good way to serve the whole student population. At some predictable point, the innovation will overtake the traditional model and become the new way of doing business. The Utah Electronic High School has seen that kind of demographic shift in the students who take their courses. In this article, the author offers six scenarios for developing a disruptive innovation for one's school. (Contains 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah