Beeta Ansari

Beeta is Ashoka U’s Exchange Director, the world’s largest global convening for social entrepreneurship education.

#SocEntChat on Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education with Michael Horn

Do you have an opinion about what disruption innovations there are in Higher Education? Are you interested in what kinds of barriers there are to bring innovations to colleges and universities? Are you curious about what initiatives are most cutting edge in the Higher Ed field? Join Ashoka U on February 7th, 2012, for a #SocEntChat about Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education.

Join @ashokau from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) to participate in a Twitter-based discussion with other innovators and an expert in the field, Michael Horn, cofounder and executive director of the education practice of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. He is also the author of several publications and articles, including the book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns.

This is your chance to make your voice heard about disruptive innovations in Higher Education and to ask Michael Horn your most burning questions.

What is a #SocEntChat and how does it work?

A #SocEntChat is a real-time, Twitter-based discussion about social entrepreneurship that focuses on specific issues, areas, themes, and events. It is designed for current and aspiring social entrepreneurs, funders, journalists, and supporters to share ideas, discuss the state of the field, identify the latest innovations, and pinpoint areas requiring deeper exploration.

Joining the conversation is easy. Just log-in to Twitter at 4 p.m. on February 7th, 2012.


  • Use the #SocEntChat hashtag to make your comments visible in the stream. Use or an application like Tweetdeck ( or thwirl ( to follow the #SocEntChat hashtag and keep up with the conversation.
  • Introduce yourself and take a minute to get to know the other chatters when you join.
  • Send your questions to @ashokau without the hash tag (to keep them out of the stream) so they can be considered for this conversation.

Please remember to use the #SocEntChat hashtag, stay on topic, be respectful, and have fun! And be sure to invite your friends and followers to join the discussion, too; the best way is to post a tweet like this one:

Join @ashokau on Feb 7th at 4pm EST for a #SocEntChat about Disruptive Innovation in Higher Ed. Spread the word & save the date! #highered

Catch you on Twitter!