What is EdBizWatch?
At EdBizWatch we aggregate the top articles in ed tech, covering investments, news, op-eds, and who's who. We ask who's placing bets, where, and why.
Clayton Christensen, in his book, Disrupting Class, described how disruptive innovation would change American education "in a breath-taking flip." Schools will go from being classroom-centric to student-centric.
"It turns out there is a way to forecast the flip," says Christensen. It will start in 2012 and be completed by 2019. The flip is underway, and we're watching. Pass the popcorn, please.
Who is EdBizWatch?
Ava Arsaga is the Founder and Editor of EdBizWatch as well as Parent Cortical Mass, a blog with the mission to help parents get more informed about learning and education.
Her background includes both business and education. In business, Ava was VP of Finance and Legal at award-winning video-game developer Oddworld Inhabitants and VP of Human Resources at litigation management company Cipher, Inc. In education, Ava held positions as Assistant Dean of Advising at a small liberal arts college and as teacher with assignments in non-traditional K-12 schools.
During the last 15 years Ava watched the stunning bubble and burst of The Learning Company, the spring-through-fall season of edutainment, then the winter of ed tech discontent. Now she watches the phenomenal rebirth of investment in new learning technologies.
Advisory Board Member/Site Design
Maurice Konkle did the design and technical work for EdBizWatch. He also advises on business matters.
Maurice has served as an executive in creative/techincal businesses including video game development, television commercial production and information management for mega-large litigation. He believes that detente is possible in the struggle between art and money. He holds a masters degree in Philosophy from the University of Washington.
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