With Bradley on paternity leave, Fraser is in conversation with Dr Leah Marks, University Teacher in Medical Genetics at the University of Glasgow. In this episode, Leah talks to Fraser about her work in medical genetics, her work on learning and teaching in the university context and the recent moves and trends in the world of Massive Open Online Courses or (MOOCs).
Fraser rounds out the series on Diffusion of Innovations by Everett M Rogders by discussing the 11th and final chapter in the book entitled “Consequences of Innovations”. Fraser discusses Rogers’ three types of consequences: Desirable vs Undesirable, Intended vs Unintended and Anticipated vs Unanticipated. He also looks at the question of the impact of diffusion efforts on equality and the ideal rate of change that allows a social system to adopt innovations without producing too much instability in the social order.
Diffusion of Innovations
Fraser and Bradley discuss chapter 8 and 9 of Diffusions of Innovations. They discuss The Diffusion Network and the Change Agent.