Welcome to the Virtual Disrupting Academy wiki! 

The purpose of the wiki is to imagine a collaborative non-profit online learning "academy" for independent schools. This wiki is a companion site to the Disrupted Academy wiki started by Peter Gow. That wiki was created to provide a forum for imagining the nature of a future disrupted bricks & mortar independent school. To put it in a zen like way, this site is the Yin to that site's Yang. 

The genesis of both these efforts comes from the theories proposed in Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson. The initial brainstorming for the Virtual Disrupting Academy (VDA) is available on the ISEN ning. Laurie Bartels has put together a useful list of links from Disruptive Class.

I have put some opening ideas on the Initial Thoughts page to help get this effort started.

In order to have any chance of succeeding this effort must be highly collaborative. If you have any interest in helping envision a virtual independent school send me an email and I'll add you as a collaborator on this site. (This appears to be the only way to add collaborators on Google sites. If there is any easier way please let me know.)

Looking forward to a fruitful collaboration.


PS Wondering about the image? It is a SketchUp piece I did called Brainstorming.