Debt, Disruptive Innovation, and EaaS in the Academy: Universities of Mediocrity

By Alan Garfield.

Published by Management Education: An International Journal

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It has become an article of faith in higher education worldwide that substantial change is just around the corner. Reasons for this vary but involve a mixture of problems in three general areas: (1) debt and financial exigency; (2) frustration caused by a lack of innovation; and (3) failure to incorporate challenges brought on by the age-of-the-internet. Once there becomes an overwhelming urgency, price point in origin, to change the economic model of higher education, entrepreneurs, entering the low end with disruptive innovation, will use technology-based EaaS so that universities will be able better to address their vision and mission. In this, universities will follow the path of knowledge management in business. No more paying for bloated education, much of it never wanted or used.

Keywords: University, Debt, Disruptive Innovation, Isomorphism, SaaS, EaaS, Management Education

Management Education: An International Journal, Volume 15, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.1-9. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 634.102KB).

Prof. Alan Garfield

Chair, Computer Graphics and Interactive Media, University of Dubuque, USA, University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, USA

Alan Garfield has over 25 years full time experience in various facets of university level teaching and administration in the areas of computer graphics, fine arts, and multimedia. His work in and out of the classroom has focused on integrating technology with industry in the areas of: web design, product development and deployment, HTML, Java, JavaScript, inter/intra applications, 2D graphics and paint systems, 3D animation for web and video output, computer-based training (CBT), authoring and interface design in multimedia, distance learning, and support issues in technology. Current work focuses on the Electronic Patient Record for web-enabled healthcare in the EU with Donegal Medical Systems. That said, his latest CV entry refers to putting in a toilet in his Irish house.