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John King

Dr. John King, an independent strategic consultant based in Naples, Fla. His most recent assignments include Interim Provost at the College of Western Idaho, an accreditation study and application for Neumont University, developing a successful student retention and performance program for the Vatterott Group of Colleges College, a faculty assessment project for American Career Colleges, and curriculum development for Blue Cliff Colleges. John serves a Chair of the Academic Advisory Board for SAE Institutes USA Group. He has also served on a Doctoral Committee for the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. King has also written and published numerous articles on higher education.

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Maybe Clayton Christensen Was Right … Disruption Is Coming to Higher Education

Posted by John King

Topics: Trends in Higher Education, COVID-19

In 2013 I attended a symposium in Boston where Clayton Christensen made a presentation on disruptive theory and the future of higher education. At the same symposium Paul LeBlanc made a presentation on a new venture begun by Southern New Hampshire University called College for America offering a competency-based curriculum designed for working adults. I became an immediate fan of both and have followed them ever since. Today, as we face the worst health crisis in modern times, which has disrupted the world in general and higher education in particular, I can see how both men may play a large role in how higher education transitions in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

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