In order to collect reviews, I used the Halle Library to look for academic book reviews. There were several that showed up from a variety of sources. Some sources were educational journals, others were at the end of a magazine.
I tried looking at the various reviews with Wordclouds to see if anything jumped out, but they were all largely similar – as they were when they were read.
Most of the reviews(Hand, 2008) came from a similar standpoint as my own – that is, while some of the examples are quite gripping and meaningful, it is unlikely, however desirable, to have such significant disruptive change.
Disruptive change is what occurs when a new product or service is introduced where there was an absence. This is definitely plausible within education, but it is unlikely to redefine the educational landscapes the way the authors envisage.
While I have your attention, it seems that one of the extreme outcomes of student-centric personalized instruction is represented below. I was reminded of an old StarTrek scene in which Spock is at the Vulcan Science Academy.
- Balaban, S. J. (2009). Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. ENCOUNTER: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 22(3), 44–47.
- Carmody, L. E. (2009). Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, and Curtis W. Johnson: Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. Educational Technology Research and Development, 267–269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-009-9113-1
- Hand, D. B. (2008). Reviewing Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. . Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education, 3(1), 14–17.
- Norris, C., & Soloway, E. (2009). Disrupting Class Misses the Point A flawed model offline is no better online. District Administration, 45(8), 82.