Disruptive Innovation Commercial

A commercial, I thought this was about education. Today's world has to be sold on change in order to embrace it, what best than a commercial. Disruptive Innovation is simply changing the status quo. Amazon and Netflix are a prime example of disruptive innovation, they changed the way Americans shop and watch movies and shows. Many companies have changed and adapted, Walmart and Target, for example. Some could or would not and are now out of business, such as Sears and and Blockbuster. Change is inevitable, or is it? Let's see whats happening in education over the last three centuries...

Electronic portfolios, or ePortfolios can be the next disruptive innovation in K-12 education. First, what is an ePortfolio? It is in its basic terms, a digital portfolio. This is not new, as early as 2002, universities were using them in the form of PowerPoints, or early website building. Sadly, it didn't work, they put the cart before the horse. Today, it is used extensively in colleges and universities to showcase they students work, assess it for a grade and allows them to continue to build it over the four years so that it becomes an electronic resumé. I believe we can achieve the same with K-12 education and give our students a head start in the digital learning age by giving them a Choice over their education, Ownership of what they produce so that they have a Voice in their Authentic learning (COVA) which in turn, Creates a Significant Learning environment from which to grow (CSLE).

To learn more about my disruptive innovation, here are links to various documents to support my proposal:

Disruptive Innovation Proposal

ePortfolio Literature Review

ePortfolio Implementation Plan


Andrade, M. S. (2013). Launching e-portfolios: An Organic Process. Assessment Update: Progress, Trends, and Practices in Higher Education. 25 (3), 1, 14-16. doi: 10.1002/au.253.


An, H. & Wilder, H. (2010). A bottom-up approach for implementing electronic portfolios in a teacher education program. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 26 (3), 84-91.


Beisser, S., Merideth, E., Puckett, K., Sivakumaran, T., Wishart. W., & Wilhelm, L. (2006). Lessons learned from the implementation of electronic portfolios at three universities. TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 50 (4), 62-84.


Brooks, D.C., Galenek, J. D., & Gierdowski, D.C. (2018) ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2018. Research report. Louisville, CO: ECAR. Retrieved from https://www.educause.edu/ecar/research-publications/ecar-study-of-undergraduate-students-and-information-technology/2018/introduction-and-key-findings.


Chang, C.-C., & Wu, B,-H (2012). Is teacher assessment reliable or valid for high school students under a web-based portfolio environment? Educational Technology & Society, 15 (4), 265-278.


Chung, R.L., Pecheone, R.L., Pigg M.J., & Souviney, R.J.. Performance Assessment and Electronic Portfolios: Their Effect on Teacher Learning and Education. The Clearing House. 2005;(4):164.


Cummings, C., & Harapnuik, D., & Thibodeaux, T. (2017). Factors That Contribute to ePortfolio Persistence, International Journal of ePortfolio, v7 n1 p1-12 2017

Dweeck, C. S. (2016), Mindset: the new psychology of success. New York, NY: Ballentine Books.


Hall, G.E. & Hord, S.M. (2001) Implementing Change: Patterns, principles, and potholes. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.


Harapnuik, D., & Thibodeaux, T. (2018). Choice, ownership and voice through authentic learning: COVA + CSLE. Retrieved from http://www.harapnuik.org/?page_id=7291.

Horn, M. B. & Staker, H. (2015). Blended: Using diruptive innovation to improve schools. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


Lin, C.-P., Tai, M. & Yang, M. (2016). The roles of e-portfolios in supporting productive learning. British Journal of Educational Technology 47 (6), 1276-1286

Niguidula, D. (2019). Demonstrating student mastery with digital badges and portfolios. Alexandria, Va: ASCD.


Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District. (2018). Student-Parent Handbook 2018-2019. Retrieved from: https://www.scuc.txed.net/Page/29056.


Skawinski, S.F. & Thibodeau, S.J. (2002). A Journey into portfolio assessment.  The education Foundation. 67(1), 81-88.


Yang, M., Tai, M. & Lin, C.-P. (2016). The roles of e-portfolios in supporting productive learning. British Journal of Educational Technology 47 (6), 1276-1286.