Disrupting College

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I want to say more about it later, but for now I just wanted to take the opportunity to recommend that you take a look at a report on “Disrupting College” that Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, Louis Soares, and Louis Caldera did for cap. Christensen is of the excellent book The Innovator’s Dilemma which is a great look at how “disruptive” innovations like the personal computer can come into marketplaces dominated by higher-quality alternatives with radically higher cost structures.

The basic intuition behind the paper is the idea that the traditional university is something like a company that builds mainframes and that to take tertiary education to the next level in this country we need something more like PCs.