Surviving Disruptive Technologies

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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The purpose of this course is to help participants and the organizations they encounter survive the waves of technological disruptions facing business, government, education and their daily lives.
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5/10 starsCompleted
6 years ago
The intention and work of Hank and the teaching team provided a valuable learning experience for me in relation to thinking about disruptive technologies. A range of technologies (e.g. Hangouts, discussion forums, video lectures) were used to attempt to connect with students. However, the emergence of MOOCs has created serious questions about quality, and, for example, how the experience develops deep learning in students and how we can know the extent of that deep learning. Specifically, how can the assessment be designed in very large enrolment courses to ensure validity (e.g. face, construct and predictive) and reliability (e.g. inter-rater reliability) involving a diverse range for students assessing each other's Mid Term and Final Term Projects. Having been both an assessor and having been assessed, this is the worst example of assessment design and implementation in relation to validity and reliability that I have ever seen in ... The intention and work of Hank and the teaching team provided a valuable learning experience for me in relation to thinking about disruptive technologies. A range of technologies (e.g. Hangouts, discussion forums, video lectures) were used to attempt to connect with students. However, the emergence of MOOCs has created serious questions about quality, and, for example, how the experience develops deep learning in students and how we can know the extent of that deep learning. Specifically, how can the assessment be designed in very large enrolment courses to ensure validity (e.g. face, construct and predictive) and reliability (e.g. inter-rater reliability) involving a diverse range for students assessing each other's Mid Term and Final Term Projects. Having been both an assessor and having been assessed, this is the worst example of assessment design and implementation in relation to validity and reliability that I have ever seen in my 7 years of primary schooling, 5 years of secondary schooling, and 16 years of tertiary study in 4 tertiary institutions. Standards were not made clear, there were no strategies for moderation, and there was no review of grade or appeals process.
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3/10 starsCompleted
  • 8 reviews
  • 8 completed
5 years ago
I liked the instructor but there is serious issue with the content of the course. Please remove irrelevant information. I'm sorry but I have to rate it down. Message to the instructor: I Do respect you, Sir. I appreciate the effort you have made in making the course videos. But all the knowledge in your course is fit for a book, not a course. A book would be quite good, but for a course the material is really poor. I feel bad to say this. I wish you update the content.
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 16 reviews
  • 13 completed
5 years, 7 months ago
I like the course. Not for it being specially challenging - it wasn't - , but for giving us food and room for thought. Hank is a great explainer. Should he offer an advanced version of the course, I'll be there.
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6 years, 1 month ago
Interesting (even classic) examples and workable framework. Course material is easily accessible. Major downside - the Peer Assessment system. So do take this course o hear the interesting anecdotes and gain a matrix against which you can assess past and existing organizations. But in the end, don't expect to have learned how to avoid, much less survive, disruption.
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1/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 5 months ago
Sorry, Hank, but I have to give this course a half star. The video presentations were poorly produced and packed full of newspaper-level case studies and pseudo-valid causal interpretations of historical events. The very notion of a course designed to help one "Survive Disruptive Technologies" betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of disruptive technologies—if you could survive them by internalizing more information, they wouldn't be disruptive, they'd just be difficult.
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4/10 starsCompleted
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  • 5 completed
6 years, 7 months ago
There were some real problems with this course. The video presentations were dull, I found little practical value in the theories and practice pointers offered, and students really aren't challenged enough. I worked for years in a business that was disrupted by technology, so I'll admit there was a large measure of "been there, done that, knew that" in the course for me, but the lectures present an array of facts and fairly commonplace, vague conclusions with no connective process in between. If you're interested in this topic, I'd suggest reading "The Innovator's Dilemma" and looking elsewhere for practical instruction.
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