In his new book, "Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns", Harvard University professor Clayton Christensen focuses on how education, technology, and innovation will impact the future of learning.
Among other things, Christensen predicts that by 2019 half of all high school courses will be taught online. If learning moves online as Christensen predicts, what are the implications for educators?
As many of you know, teaching online requires a different pedagogical approach from traditional teaching methods. Which raises an important question: Are educators getting the training and/or professional development required to teach online?
And if 50% of high school students are learning online, won't they expect to have the same access to online learning opportunities when they go to college/university? Are colleges recognizing these trends and preparing for the influx of digital learners?