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October 30, 2013

The Global Search For Education: Got Tech?

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by C.M. Rubin, Huffington Post

In the future, will students still attend “schools” or will they be called “blended learning schools” that combine brick-and-mortar buildings with online learning? Five years ago, Clayton M. Christensen along with co-authors, Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson, applied Christensen’s theories of disruptive innovation to one of the most important matters of our time — Education. Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (McGraw-Hill: 1st edition, May, 2008; 2nd edition, August, 2010) explored how technology might better serve future students. The benefits of blended online and brick and mortar learning, such as individualization, universal access and equity, and productivity, sound powerfully tempting to policy makers looking for solutions to the failings of standardized education.

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