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Michael Horn spotlights 2 virtual reality moves in education worth watching. http://ow.ly/pfqx304sW36
As the hype around virtual reality in education swells, new developments show that the movement may have some staying power this time around. Although much of the buzz has centered on the Facebook-owned $600 Oculus Rift, which has yet to make a strong push into education, two other developments ...
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"The truth is, in the era of artificial intelligence, the most valued and secure jobs will be those that require complex social skills—such as teaching." Technology is not here to replace teachers, but to enhance teaching. http://ow.ly/ZsN2304oJ7M
Last month, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson stated that America needed to fix the escalating costs of higher education by replacing lectures from professors with online learning and educational videos such as Ken Burns' documentaries. His comments drew ire not only from his election challenger, ...
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Alana Dunagan on how today's Congressional hearings on big endowments miss the point—and miss bigger opportunities to help students. http://ow.ly/jWnA304aJK7
Today, the House Ways and Means Committee will be holding hearings on the endowments of America's elite institutions of higher education. Ostensibly, the inquiry relates to how colleges use their endowments, but ultimately the question before the Committee is whether these wealthy institutions ...
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Julia Freeland Fisher offers 3 recommendations for how policymakers could position online teaching and learning as a potent antidote to chronic teacher shortages across the country. http://ow.ly/424j303WWxH
The new school year is underway, but districts across the country are still struggling to fill hundreds of teaching positions. These teacher shortages are proving especially acute in certain subject areas like special education, science, and mathematics. And particular regions, like rural ...
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Virtual schools provide an important service for students and families, which is why we need to better understand the value they deliver. http://ow.ly/2CsE303CtKZ
Last week, I offered thoughts on the Fordham Institute's research paper on e-schools in Ohio titled, “Enrollment and Achievement in Ohio's Virtual Charter Schools.” It is a strong study. As I wrote though, it has four significant limitations in the research—not of the analysts' fault but instead ...
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When implementing blended and personalized learning, one of the biggest challenges is managing change. Our latest white paper offers six change management strategies practitioners recommend for piloting and scaling innovative instructional models across traditional systems. http://ow.ly/oGAo303vrRT
Download the full white paper. Compiled by Julia Freeland Fisher and Jenny White. August 2016. Introduction. Amidst calls to personalize learning and blend K–12 classrooms, all too often we stop short of specifics. When the Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute came together ...
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In this week's post, Spencer Nam questions why the cost burden on the insured keeps going up despite more than 20 million newly insured now paying health insurance premiums. He offers three ways to reverse this troubling trend. http://ow.ly/Eh78304szAL
Since the open enrollment in the health exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began in late 2013, the percentage of American adults without health insurance has fallen from 18% to 9%, the lowest rate ever recorded. Despite such a positive trend, the average cost burden for single workers ...
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In this guest post, LAUSD's Stepan Mekhitarian shares 4 ideas to help traditional teachers transition more effectively to blended teaching. http://ow.ly/nXd3303R7xz
With the growing prevalence of blended learning in classrooms across the country, the need for teacher training for effective implementation is more critical than ever. In order to better understand the skills and training required to implement blended learning effectively, I conducted a ...
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Michael Horn on why a traditional university’s most nimble asset actually its continuing education programs. http://ow.ly/VWKA303R7QH
As more adults than ever before enroll in postsecondary education programs and a variety of players—from bootcamps to online and mobile course providers—offer options tailored to match adults' work and family circumstance, traditional colleges and universities have struggled to keep pace.
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How do you build better edtech products? Integrate across the components that matter most for meeting teachers and students' needs. http://ow.ly/iTnw303NQ1C
A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google's Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft. In his post, Horn points out that “[t]he shift toward Internet-centric computing is creating ...
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Without effective change management, the best technology tools and the most elegant personalized learning models will come up short. In Julia Freeland Fisher's latest post, she offers six strategies blended-learning leaders recommend for scaling innovation. http://ow.ly/g8KR303xQa1
Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning ...
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In his new post, Michael Horn explores Google's disruption of Microsoft in schools and what could happen next. http://ow.ly/gnQX303mzU2
In schools across America, the operating system inside its computers is once again changing. Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. K–12 schools.
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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.
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