On his blog called “Online learning and distance education resources” Tony Bates reflects back on the EFQUEL Innovation Forum in Granada and summarizes the message he provided as an opening keynote.
“Somewhat to my own surprise, I found myself in my opening keynote arguing the case for sustaining innovation rather than disruptive innovation for universities, because I want the core values of universities (knowledge preservation and creation; rationality; evidence-based research) to be maintained, while improving quality and cost-effectiveness. Thus the trick is to bring about the necessary changes without destroying the very benefits that make universities so important to our society. Thus my talk was titled: ‘How to make an omellette without breaking eggs.’ In fact, some eggs will get broken, but the egg will still be there in the omelette.”
Read his suggestions on the way forward from here in the rest of the article