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Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to create a world in which all individuals can build their passions and fulfill their potential. He is the author of many books, including Choosing College, and Goodnight Box, a children’s story.   Michael is a senior strategist at Guild Education, which partners with leading employers and organizations to help offer education and upskilling opportunities to America’s workforce. He is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank.   Michael is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. He serves on the board and advisory boards of a range of education organizations, including the Clayton Christensen Institute, the Robin Hood Learning+Tech Fund, and the LearnLaunch Institute. He also serves as an executive editor at Education Next and is a venture partner at NextGen Venture Partners.   Michael was selected as a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow to study innovation in education in Vietnam and Korea, and 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. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Published Articles & Media

Rethinking the Rules on Federal Higher-Ed Spending

How can Congress spur innovation while clamping down on fraud?

Change the Rules to Unleash Innovation

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

Accreditation’s Insidious Impact on Higher Education Innovation

While Washington, D.C. slams accreditors for not holding colleges and universities accountable for their student outcomes, the more insidious failure of accreditation is the stifling effect on innovation at existing institutions.

Stealing a Page From Disruption to Transform Accreditation

There is a fundamental mismatch between what accreditors value and what external actors want.

Putting School Budgets in Teachers’ Hands

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

The Forgotten Students

Over one million students drop out of college each year, and colleges do little to bring them back.

Consolidation, Collaboration or Closure? How Colleges Stay Alive in 2018

What will 2018 bring? I asked some experts for their best predictions on four key questions.

Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More?

The next technology that could disrupt the classroom

Can Online Credit Recovery Recover?

We must try to set rigorous outcome-based standards for credit-recovery courses with rigorous assessments.

New Research Answers Whether Technology is Good or Bad for Learning

There's been an infuriating log-jam between those who argue technology is a distraction at best and those who argue it is an extremely positive force.

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