Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What is Dr. Syb doing?

I've had my head buried in yet another book by Harvard University Professor, Clayton Christensen. The book is called Disrupting Class. It's a really good look at the public education system as well as the entrepreneurial opportunities that exist and that will exist someday. One of Christensen's main points is that a disruptive technology finds an area of non consumption or in other words an area where there is nothing at all and fills the void. Online education is serving that purpose right now. Many people do not have the time to go to a brick and mortar building but they will sit down in front of a computer and take classes. Likewise, many schools can only offer so many AP classes, so Apex Learning is filling the void. In other words, as many of you try to identify additional revenue streams look at areas where nothing exists. If Apex didn't offer the additional AP courses, where and how would students get them? Well, enough for now. I'll try to read some more today and share some more kernels of wisdom. I'm saving you time and money aren't I?

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