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Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Arnett, Thomas – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2018
Research demonstrates that student-centered teaching strategies (tutoring, small-group learning, mastery-based learning, and individualized instruction) can help students excel. Many schools have turned to blended learning--integrating online learning into brick-and-mortar schools--to help implement these strategies sustainably and effectively.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Blended Learning, Teacher Role, Innovation
Horn, Michael B.; Dunagan, Alana – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2018
This paper discusses the nature of higher education business models and how innovation can (or cannot) occur within those models. It explores the stories of educational institutions as they have tried to launch innovative practices, profiling Bellevue University (Nebraska) and Tiffin University (Ohio), schools that tried to build innovative online…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Higher Education
Arnett, Thomas; Moesta, Bob; Horn, Michael B. – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2018
With support from the Fremont Street Fund, a national nonprofit philanthropy dedicated to catalyzing and scaling educator-led innovation in public schools, the authors of this report embarked on a research effort to understand the underlying causes that drove teachers to adopt new teaching practices--such as blended learning, mastery-based…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Instructional Innovation, Leaders, Learner Engagement
Dunagan, Alana – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2018
Since its inception, Western Governors University (WGU) has aimed to serve learners otherwise shut out of the traditional system. Now, the groundbreaking institution has both graduated 100,000 students and has over 100,000 students currently enrolled. These milestones demonstrate WGU's ability to scale its high-quality, low-cost model, signaling a…
Descriptors: Models, College Students, Student Needs, Business
Maxwell, Clifford; White, Jenny – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2017
Long before the advent of education technology, many educators, particularly at the elementary school level, rotated students among "learning centers"-- self-contained sections of a classroom where students could engage in various independent learning activities. Part classroom management tool and part pedagogical strategy, learning…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Individualized Instruction, Educational Innovation, Learner Controlled Instruction
Freeland Fisher, Julia, Comp.; White, Jenny, Comp. – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2017
In its sixth year, the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference (BPLC) hosted by the Highlander Institute, The Learning Accelerator, and the Christensen Institute brought together more than a thousand educators from around the country to share, discuss, and define innovative education practices. An invitation-only Summit was hosted on March…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Blended Learning, Individualized Instruction, Educational Practices
Dunagan, Alana – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2017
The history of American higher education has long been dominated by a battle of sustaining innovation. This paper highlights five diverse institutions that are tackling a broad range of problems in their efforts to innovate and sustain: (1) Arizona State University's open-access Global Freshman Academy creates a new pathway into the institution,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Sustainability, College Freshmen
Fisher, Julia Freeland; Bushko, Katrina; White, Jenny – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2017
The WISE Report from the Clayton Christensen Institute explores perspectives on the blended learning process through the institute's comprehensive surveys of the three countries. This report touches on a number of school-based efforts to implement educational technology, focusing on whether, and how, a sample of brick-and-mortar schools in Brazil,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Barriers, Educational Technology
Staker, Heather – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2017
This playbook shares the findings of three researchers who set off to discover what K-12 schools can learn from the best-run organizations in America. They looked systematically at the structures and processes that high-performing managers put in place to create their dynamic cultures. They found that the best managers had many things in common…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Business, Administration
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
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