Michael B. Horn

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    Michael Horn is a co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. He leads a team that educates policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in the K-12 and higher education spheres through its research. His team aims to transform monolithic, factory-model education systems into student-centric designs that educate every student successfully and enable each to realize his or her fullest potential. In 2008, Michael co-authored the award-winning Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns with Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen and Curtis W. Johnson. Newsweek cited the book 14th on its list of “Fifty Books for Our Times.” Michael has written several white papers about blended learning and is coeditor with Frederick Hess of the book Private Enterprise and Public Education. He has also written articles for numerous publications including Forbes, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Huffington Post, and Education Week. He testifies regularly at state legislative sessions and is a frequent keynote speaker at education conferences and planning sessions around the U.S. Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. In addition, he serves on a variety of boards, including as an executive editor of Education Next, a journal of opinion and research about education policy; and he sits on the boards of Fidelis, inBloom, and the Silicon Schools Fund. Michael is also a member of the Education Innovation Advisory Board at Arizona State University and is a member of the advisory committee for The Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Teachers College, Columbia University. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


Rethinking the Rules on Federal Higher-Ed Spending

How can Congress spur innovation while clamping down on fraud?

FALL 2018 / VOL. 18, NO. 4

Change the Rules to Unleash Innovation

Although federal spending on higher education has expanded access, it has also had an unintended effect.

FALL 2018 / VOL. 18, NO. 4

Putting School Budgets in Teachers’ Hands

What if end-users in the classroom made purchasing decisions?

FALL 2018 / VOL. 18, NO. 4

Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More?

The next technology that could disrupt the classroom

SPRING 2018 / VOL. 18, NO. 2

Now Trending: Personalized Learning

Can a buzzword deliver on its promise?

FALL 2017 / VOL. 17, NO. 4

Competency-Based Learning for Teachers

Can micro-credentials reboot professional development?

SPRING 2017 / VOL. 17, NO. 2

Virtual Reality Disruption

Will 3-D technology break through to the educational mainstream?

Fall 2016 / Vol. 16, No. 4

Using Blended Learning to Design Schools that Motivate Students

An excerpt from “Blended” by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker

Moving Edtech Forward

School networks AltSchool and Summit are betting on a breakthrough

WINTER 2016 / VOL. 16, NO. 1

The Ideal Blended-Learning Combination

Is one-third computer time about right?

SPRING 2016 / VOL. 16, NO. 2

The Rise of AltSchool and Other Micro-schools

Combinations of private, blended, and at-home schooling meet needs of individual students

SUMMER 2015 / VOL. 15, NO. 3

MOOCs for High School

Unlocking opportunities or substandard learning?

SUMMER 2014 / VOL. 14, NO. 3

Digital Roundup

States legislatures scramble to boost, or in some cases block, online learning

FALL 2013 / VOL. 13, NO. 4

The Transformational Potential of Flipped Classrooms

If 2012 was the year of MOOCs (massive open online courses) in higher education, then the flipped classroom was the innovation of the year for K–12 schools.

SUMMER 2013 / VOL. 13, NO. 3

Can Digital Learning Transform Education?

Education Next talks with Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Michael B. Horn

As Digital Learning Draws New Users, Transformation Will Occur

Part 2 of a forum on whether digital learning can transform education

Winter 2013 / Vol. 13, No. 1

Game Changer

Might it be “social learning”?

Fall 2012 / Vol. 12, No. 4

For Digital Learning, the Devil’s in the Details

State planning is key to progress

SPRING 2012 / VOL. 12, NO. 2

Audio Excerpt: Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn & Curtis W. Johnson

An audio excerpt from “Disrupting Class” by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn & Curtis W. Johnson