3Center or American Progress | Rethinking Higher Education Business Models
Creaing a primer on disrupive innovaion or gran making ha will be used acrossederal agencies
Creaing a disrupive innovaion panel o help he Obama adminisraion evaluaenew echnologies and he business models hey enable or scalabiliy
Christensen’s analytical framework
In he early 2000s Chrisensen and his colleagues developed a useul analyical rame- work ha highlighs our key “drivers” o disrupive innovaion: echnological enablers, business model innovaions, value nework adjusmens, and he sandards and regula-ory environmen. Le’s examine each more closely, olding in ideas rom oher expers where hey are helpul.
According o Chrisensen and his co-auhors, echnology enables disrupive innova-ion when sophisicaed echnologies creae more simplied and rouinized soluionso cusomer problems or needs. In educaion he auhors poin o online learningechnologies as well as more specic ypes o suden-cenric and adapive onlinelearning sysems based on advances in inormaion echnology as well as learning andassessmen.
Oher examples are breakhroughs in inormaion echnology relaed opersonalizaion, conen managemen and social media, daa managemen and analy-ics, and he managemen o business processes.
vice presiden orpolicy and analysis a EDUCAUSE, summarizes he recen advances in inormaionechnology ha are mos relevan or higher educaion and oers an excellen assess-men o heir poenial o ransorm curren pracices.
Business model innovation
A business model describes how an organizaion creaes, delivers, and capures value.Mos business model deniions highligh our key elemens:
Customer value proposition,
which explains how an organizaion will address acusomer need
which organizes processes, parners, and resources o deliver he valueproposiion
which lays ou how an organizaion will make money
which describes how an organizaion will compee wih rivalsand deend is posiion in he value nework. We describe each o hese elemens in more deail laer in he brie.