NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Showing all 12 results Save | Export
Pistone, Michele R.; Horn, Michael B. – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2016
Facing dramatic declines in enrollment, revenue, and student quality at the same time that their cost structure continues to rise and public support has waned, law schools are in crisis. A key driver of the crisis is shrinking employment opportunities for recent graduates, which stem in part from the disruption of the traditional business model…
Descriptors: Law Schools, Legal Education (Professions), Innovation, Models
Horn, Michael B.; Fisher, Julia Freeland – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2016
The federal government funds a significant proportion of education research in the United States. But these research efforts have, by and large, fallen short of delivering on the promise to drive individual student outcomes across the country. By altering the priorities of education research to embrace a more complete research cycle, the federal…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Student Centered Learning
Arnett, Thomas – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2016
All too often, the connection between teachers and technology falls flat. Pioneering schools and educators search for technology to support new instructional models, only to find that existing options do not align with their evolving classroom practices. This case study describes how Leadership Public Schools (LPS), a charter school management…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Alignment (Education), Case Studies, Charter Schools
Fisher, Julia Freeland, Comp.; White, Jenny, Comp. – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2016
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 last year to plan the 2016 Blended and Personalized Learning Conference, their goal was to organize an event that put practitioners at the center of the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Individualized Instruction, Conferences (Gatherings), Elementary Secondary Education
Dwinal, Mallory – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2015
As the link between teacher quality and student performance becomes increasingly apparent, education leaders have invested significant time and energy into recruiting high-quality educators. Unfortunately, chronic teacher shortages have undercut these efforts, and many school leaders continue to struggle with staffing each year. A closer…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Electronic Learning, Women Faculty, Civil Rights
Freeland, Julia – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2014
As the education field strives to differentiate and personalize learning to cater to each student, two related movements are gaining attention: competency-based education and blended learning. In competency-based models, students advance on the basis of mastery, rather than according to the traditional methods of counting progress in terms of time…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Competency Based Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Policy
Liu, Meredith – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2014
To illuminate the possibilities for next-generation assessments in K-12 schools, this case study profiles the Cisco Networking Academy, which creates comprehensive online training curriculum to teach networking skills. Since 1997, the Cisco Networking Academy has served more than five million high school and college students and now delivers…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Computer Networks, Information Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Freeland, Julia; Hernandez, Alex – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2014
What software tools do school systems actually want? Demand-side analyses typically reflect the loudest voices in the market that companies are eager to please--in the case of education technology, the largest urban districts with the largest technology budgets. But half of the nation's 48 million public school students attend approximately 3,700…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Public Schools
Horn, Michael B.; Gu, Anna; Evans, Meg – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2014
School districts across the United States are implementing blended learning to boost student achievement. The authors convened several California school district superintendents to answer the questions: "What are the barriers, real or perceived, to implementing blended learning in your district?" and "Have you found solutions to or…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Blended Learning, Barriers, Teacher Role
Freeland, Julia – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2014
In 2005, New Hampshire abolished the Carnegie unit--the core unit around which schools typically measure credit hours. In its place, the state mandated that all high schools measure credit according to students' mastery of material, rather than time spent in class. This policy shift created the first-ever state-wide effort to create a…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Charter Schools
Weise, Michelle R.; Christensen, Clayton M. – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2014
The economic urgency around higher education is undeniable: the price of tuition has soared; student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion and is greater than credit card debt; the dollars available from government sources for colleges are expected to shrink in the years to come; and the costs for traditional institutions to stay competitive continue…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Educational Finance, College Students
Christensen, Clayton M.; Horn, Michael B.; Staker, Heather – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2013
The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, formerly the Innosight Institute, has published three papers describing the rise of K-12 blended learning--that is, formal education programs that combine online learning and brick-and-mortar schools. This fourth paper is the first to analyze blended learning through the lens of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology