How Disruption Can Help Colleges Thrive

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Illustrations by Randy Lyhus for The Chronicle

As disruptive innovation has crept into higher education in the form of online learning, traditional colleges are beginning to feel the pinch.

Disruptive innovations have transformed many industries—computers, cars, accounting—by taking a sector so expensive, inconvenient, and complicated that it served only a limited number of people and turning it into one much more affordable, convenient, and simple.

This describes exactly what has