Disruptive Innovations in Distance Education Instruction
Nakita Dolet, Penn State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper interrogates technology's role in the classroom through the lens of disruptive innovation. Many questions have already been raised about the impact of disruptive innovations in educational settings; technology's ability to cause tremendous change within the traditional classroom is most notably discussed in books like The innovative university: Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out (Christensen & Eyring, 2011). This paper is informed by a literature review that utilized scholarly articles from six major online and distance education journals. A thorough review of the literature provides relevant examples of technological use various educational settings. This information was then used to identify uses of technology and interrogate whether or not they have the potential to disrupt traditional models of learning and instruction.
Dolet, N. (2016). Disruptive Innovations in Distance Education Instruction. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1982-1990). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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