Bidding the Waves Go Back: Engaging with Disruptive Innovation

  • Michael Flavin
Part of the Digital Education and Learning book series (DEAL)


The book is interested in practice with technologies. Universities seek to direct technology usage through strategies but practice is primary.

The conclusion recommends the recognition of Disruptive Innovation in higher education and suggests means by which disruptive technology enhanced learning can be incorporated into universities. These means include technology enhanced learning strategies based on practice rather than on technologies; the rethinking of institutional technologies; and the welcoming of innovative practice.

The conclusion argues that universities will benefit from engaging with disruptive technologies, recognizing that disruptive technology use happens and that an accommodating approach will enable disruptive technologies to enhance learning and teaching.


Technology enhanced learning Disruptive Innovation Learning and teaching strategies 


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  • Michael Flavin
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  1. 1.King’s College LondonLondonUK

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