Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns: Edition 2

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Clay Christensen's groundbreaking bestselling work in education now updated and expanded, including a new chapter on Christensen's seminal "Jobs to Be Done" theory applied to education.

"Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America's K-12 education system needs--a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education 'reforms,' this is not small-bore stuff. For that reason alone, it's likely to be resisted by defenders of the status quo, even though it's necessary and right for our kids. We owe it to them to make sure this book isn't merely a terrific read; it must become a blueprint for educational transformation."
—Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education

"A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education."
—Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great

“Just as iTunes revolutionized the music industry, technology has the potential to transform education in America so that every one of the nation’s 50 million students receives a high quality education. Disrupting Class is a must-read, as it shows us how we can blaze that trail toward transformation.”
—Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida

According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn't always match up with the way we are taught. If we hope to stay competitive-academically, economically, and technologically-we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need "disruptive innovation."

Now, in his long-awaited new book, Clayton M. Christensen and coauthors Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson take one of the most important issues of our time-education-and apply Christensen's now-famous theories of "disruptive" change using a wide range of real-life examples. Whether you're a school administrator, government official, business leader, parent, teacher, or entrepreneur, you'll discover surprising new ideas, outside-the-box strategies, and straight-A success stories. You'll learn how:

  • Customized learning will help many more students succeed in school
  • Student-centric classrooms will increase the demand for new technology
  • Computers must be disruptively deployed to every student
  • Disruptive innovation can circumvent roadblocks that have prevented other attempts at school reform
  • We can compete in the global classroom-and get ahead in the global market

Filled with fascinating case studies, scientific findings, and unprecedented insights on how innovation must be managed, Disrupting Class will open your eyes to new possibilities, unlock hidden potential, and get you to think differently. Professor Christensen and his coauthors provide a bold new lesson in innovation that will help you make the grade for years to come.

The future is now. Class is in session.

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Clayton M. Christensen
is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation and growth. He is author or coauthor of five books including the New York Times bestsellers, The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution.
Michael Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. He holds an AB from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.
Curtis Johnson, once a teacher and later a college president, is a writer and consultant. He was head of the public policy research organization that launched the idea of chartered schools and chief of staff to former governor Arne Carlson of Minnesota. Co-author of three books on how metropolitan regions have to adapt to new realities to be successful places, Johnson is a partner with the Citistates Group and the managing partner of Education Evolving, a project of the Center for Policy Studies. He is a graduate of Baylor University with a PhD from the College of Education at the University of Texas.
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Blended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms. A follow-up to the bestseller Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson, this hands-on guide expands upon the blended learning ideas presented in that book to provide practical implementation guidance for educators seeking to incorporate online learning with traditional classroom time. Readers will find a step-by-step framework upon which to build a more student-centered system, along with essential advice that provides the expertise necessary to build the next generation of K-12 learning environments. Leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders will gain valuable insight into the process of using online learning to the greatest benefit of students, while avoiding missteps and potential pitfalls.

If online learning has not already rocked your local school, it will soon. Blended learning is one of the hottest trends in education right now, and educators are clamoring for "how-to" guidance. Blended answers the call by providing detailed information about the strategy, design, and implementation of a successful blended learning program.

Discover a useful framework for implementing blended learning Unlock the benefits and mitigate the risks of online learning Find answers to the most commonly asked questions surrounding blended learning Create a more student-centered system that functions as a positive force across grade levels

Educators who loved the ideas presented in Disrupting Class now have a field guide to making it work in a real-world school, with expert advice for making the transition smoother for students, parents, and teachers alike. For educational leaders seeking more student-centered schools, Blended provides the definitive roadmap.




內容歷時八年研究,以事業創新者的大樣本調查研究為根據,調查遍佈75個國家、超過5000位高階主管,同時親訪超過百位利用破壞式創新改變局勢的公司創辦人、執行長,以及革命性產品與服務的發明者。例如:蘋果的賈伯斯(Steve Jobs)、亞馬遜的貝佐斯(Jeff Bezos)、eBay的歐米迪亞(Pierre Omidyar)、戴爾電腦公司(Dell Computer)的戴爾(Michael Dell)、Skype的詹士莊(Niklas Zennstrom)、PayPal的泰爾(Peter Thiel)等等。


疑問(questioning :如何訓練自己隨時隨地提出疑問,觸發新的洞察、連結、可能性和方向
觀察(observing) :觀察周遭世界,重點在於留意消費者需要執行的工作與更好的做法



克雷頓.克里斯汀生(Clayton M. Christensen)

哈佛商學院企管教授,被譽為當今世上創新與技術變化管理領域首屈一指的專家,在這些領域的著作贏得無數學術獎項,包括「麥肯錫獎」(McKinsey Award)、「全球商業書籍獎」(Global Business Book Award),二○一○年再度以發表於《哈佛商業評論》的論文〈How to Measure Your Life〉榮獲「麥肯錫獎」。克里斯汀生擁有楊百翰大學取得經濟學士學位、哈佛商學院企管碩士與博士學位,除了學術領域專業,他也創辦過三家成功的公司:CPS Technologies、Innosight LLC、Rose Park Advisors,曾任波士頓顧問集團顧問公司,以及雷根政府時期的白宮學者。

傑夫.戴爾(Jeff Dyer)

楊百翰大學萬豪管理學院策略學教授,賓州大學華頓商學院策略學合聘教授,擁有加州大學洛杉磯分校管理學博士學位。戴爾是當今世上唯一同時在《策略管理期刊》(Strategic Management Journal)和《哈佛商業評論》(Harvard Business Review)發表過五篇論文的策略領域學者,根據「基本科學指標」(Essential Science Indicators),自1996年至2006年的十年間,他是論文被引用次數排名第四高的管理學學者,在包含管理、財務、行銷、營運、和經濟學領域的學者中則是排名第七。他的著作《協同優勢》(Collaborative Advantage)贏得「研究與專業著作新鄉獎」(Shingo Prize for Research and Professional Publication)。曾在貝恩管理顧問公司(Bain & Co.)擔任經理人的戴爾,經常受邀演講創新與策略主題,提供這些領域的諮詢顧問與訓練課程服務,服務過的客戶包括百特醫療產品公司(Baxter International)、波音公司、福特汽車公司、卡夫食品公司(Kraft)、奇異集團、嬌生公司(Johnson & Johnson)、美敦力醫療產品公司(Medtronic)。

海爾.葛瑞格森(Hal Gregersen)

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