I found myself in an interesting Twitter discussion with @backcountrynut – Sean Beaton, @adlcprojects – Jason Wiks, @laurelbeaton – Laurel Beaton, and @web20classroom – Steve W. Anderson, a few days back.
In this conversation Jason said, “I think that the last disruption in ed was from elite ed to mass ed in the 1900’s” @adlcprojects
Sean continued the thought, “To be disruptive it must transform the model. Really hasn’t happened for 100yrs – which is surprising. There needs to be a full scale re-imaging of ed practice.” @backcountrynut
To which I said, “It is happening NOW. 3 disruptive forces: 1. Google, 2. Wireless, 3. BYOD.” @datruss
And then I added, “…Not necessarily BYOD, more so mobile/tablet/laptop ubiquitous access.” @datruss
I’d say the writing is on the wall, but all the walls have been torn down. We don’t need to wait anymore, the disruptive forces have arrived:
To not use Google is like choosing to use a horse and cart on the information highway.
To not use Wireless is like choosing to use a boat to deliver a trans-continental phone message.
To not use your own devices is like choosing to walk across gravel barefoot while holding your shoes.
We have disruptive forces within our reach and it is exciting to speculate just how far we can go… If we accept that these forces transformative, and use them as such!
Think of all the other truly disruptive forces that are here, NOW. What are they and how are they helping to truly transform education?