ELT and disruptive innovation: what does the theory actually tell us?

ELT and disruptive innovation: what does the theory actually tell us?

In this guest post, Ed Pegg looks at disruptive innovation:
The terms ‘disruption’ and ‘disruptive innovation’ seem to have entered the ELT lexicon in recent years but do you know what the terms actually mean?¬†According to Clayton Christensen, the theory’s creator, it’s one of the world’s most misunderstood ideas and most applications of his work are done in error.¬†If we’ve misunderstood the theory, does that mean that our recent response to online learning and other threats has been a mistake?