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  • 1. Audrey Watters @audreywatters CNIE 2014 Blah blah blah blah Disruption blah blah blah Innovation blah blah blah Disruptive Innovation blah blah blah Innovative Innovators blah blah blah Innovating Innovation blah blah blah Technology blah blah blah Disruptive Technology blah blah blah Markets blah blah blah Innovating Education blah blah blah Disrupting Education blah blah blah Keynote Talk blah blah blah
  • 2. Original Keynote Title: ! Silicon Valley’s (Ed-Tech) Innovation Culture vs a Culture of Innovative Learning
  • 3. Revised Keynote Title: ! What is “Silicon Valley Culture” and Why The Hell Would We Want It Anywhere Near Education?
  • 4. Revised (Again) Keynote Title: ! The Ideology of Innovation
  • 5. Revised (Again) Keynote Title: ! Against Innovation
  • 6. “innovation” ! in·no·va·tion noun ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən ! 1: a new idea, device, or method ! 2: the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods ! — Merriam Webster
  • 7. “innovation” ! in·no·va·tion noun ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən ! “the latest innovation in computer technology” ! "Through technology and innovation, they found ways to get better results with less work.” ! "the rapid pace of technological innovation” ! — Merriam Webster
  • 8. “Innovation” from 1800-2008
  • 9. “Innovative” from 1800-2008
  • 10. “innovation” ! in·no·va·tion noun ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən ! The action of innovating; the introduction of novelties; the alteration of what is established by the introduction of new elements or forms. ! — OED
  • 11. “Innovate” vs “Invent” 1800-2008
  • 12. “Innovation” vs “Invention” 1800-2008
  • 13. “Revolution” vs “Innovation” 1800-2008
  • 14. “Creative Destruction” 1800-2008
  • 15. “Disruptive Innovation” 1800-2008
  • 16. “disruptive innovation” ! dis·rup·tive in·no·va·tion buzzword disˈrəptiv ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən ! a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors ! — Clayton Christensen
  • 17. “disruptive innovation” napkin sketch by Clayton Christensen
  • 18. “Salvation” vs “Innovation” 1800-2008
  • 19. Revised (For the Last Time) Keynote Title: ! Politics, Not “Innovation”