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On the blog: Life before ‪‎edtech‬ can teach us valuable lessons about ‪‎personalized learning‬ http://ow.ly/Dzoq302tY9I
In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. This is unsurprising given the enormous uptick in online courses and technology tools in K–12 schools nationwide, not to mention the promise that technology holds to dismantle barriers to access and experience that have ...
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To transform any vision in an organization into a concrete, high-impact initiative, having the right people at the table in the right team structure is critical. In his new post, Michael B. Horn shares some lessons for innovators for getting the team structure right. http://ow.ly/49um302g68s
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In his follow-up post, Andrew Sears of City Vision shares three approaches to enable the growth of a global, interoperable higher education system. http://ow.ly/Ri6C3021KdT
Last week, I wrote about the need for stackable global credentials in order to meet the quickly growing international demand for higher education. Globally, the lack of interoperability standards between alternative and traditional educational systems may be the single most significant barrier ...
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In his new post, Thomas Arnett explains how virtual school policies must be tied to student outcomes—not inputs—to improve quality. http://ow.ly/wcnB301M6rB
All too often, debates about virtual schools tend to extremes. Critics point to low achievement scores and high turnover rates, decry the prevalence of for-profit operators, attack the online instructional model, and then call for virtual schools to be wiped from the public education system.
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Lessons from the BLU - With blended learning, plan on change http://ow.ly/njxm301BTP7
As schools continue to join the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory—the largest database of blended-learning schools—we are observing some important data trends that highlight how schools are approaching the blended-learning implementation process. In the past six months, ...
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Is Uber disruptive? It's a question even our own researchers have debated. But the final verdict is in. Michael Horn breaks it down in a step-by-step analysis. http://ow.ly/rmUG301l82L
In “Disrupting law school,” Michele Pistone, a law professor at Villanova University, and I argue that regulations—such as bar licensure and restrictions on the unauthorized practice of law—will not protect lawyers and law schools from disruption in the long term.
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In this guest post, Lisa McIntyre-Hite shares three opportunities and challenges for developing competency-based learning models in higher education. http://ow.ly/nIPX302ngqf
When Michelle R. Weise and Clayton Christensen published Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and Workforce Revolution in 2014, they chronicled the disruptive trajectory of online competency-based programs relative to traditional higher education. Specifically, they noted that online ...
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In his new post, Thomas Arnett explains that without new approaches to teaching, edtech is just bells and whistles. http://ow.ly/YQNe302cTEG
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Will eliminating the "F" eliminate bad school design? http://ow.ly/jYA8301ZaEv Julia Freeland Fisher on new grading policy
The dreaded “F” is going out of vogue in schools. This week's Washington Post article, “Is it becoming too hard to fail?”, chronicled a host of K–12 school systems that are moving away from the age-old tradition of failing students whose work doesn't cut it, in hopes of keeping students ...
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In this guest post, Andrew Sears of City Vision describes what a truly interoperable, global higher education system might look like down the line. http://ow.ly/m080301LxYb
It took 912 years from the founding of the first university in Bologna in 1088 for the global higher education system to grow to serve 100 million students annually by the year 2000. Current projections are that by 2025 there will be 263 million students providing 163 percent growth in 25 years: ...
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Check out innovative startups tackling ‪#‎civilrights‬ disparities in schools http://ow.ly/KSwc301wdYI Julia Freeland's latest blog post
This month, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights released its semi-annual report titled, 2013–14 Civil Rights Data Collection: A First Look. The report draws on the Civil Rights Data Collection survey, with data ranging from student discipline rates, early learning access, ...
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In response to the U.S. Department of Education's unprecedented and encouraging crackdown on troubling accreditation practices and even more troubling student default and dropout rates, Julia Freeland Fisher suggests how moving forward we can tackle the causes that put ACICS on trial in the first place. http://ow.ly/pPMq301kU8B
Yesterday, news broke that the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is recommending that the largest national accreditation agency, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), lose the power to act as an intermediary between colleges and billions of dollars in federal ...
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A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation.
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The Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen, the Institute offers a unique framework for understanding many of today’s most pressing issues, including education and health care.

The Institute’s rigorous research and public outreach helps promote the central theme of disruption: using technology to facilitate affordable, accessible products and services. Our work helps shape the global conversation and equips community leaders, policymakers, and innovators to utilize the transformational power of disruptive innovation.

The Christensen Institute is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.