Publications

  • March 2015

    Expert Insight into Corporate Learning & Technology for 2015 image description image description

    Published by Lambda Solutions
    With contributing author Michael B. Horn

    Business professionals of today are pressured to learn and execute on projects faster and smarter, causing a need for equally efficient systems to keep everything in sync. Learning how to learn, or rather, how and where to find timely information in an overabundance of data is a challenge that many of the experts weigh in on. Acknowledging the many changes ahead, this eBook seeks to pull together leading visionaries and thinkers on this subject.

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  • March 2015

    Solving the nation’s teacher shortage
    How online learning can fix the broken teacher labor market
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    By Mallory Dwinal
    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 examination reveals the causes and characteristics of these teacher shortages, as well as the promise online learning holds in resolving the most challenging teacher vacancies.

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  • February 2015

    The University Next Door
    What Is a Comprehensive University, Who Does it Educate, and Can It Survive?
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    Edited by Mark Schneider and KC Deane
    With contributing authors Michael B. Horn, Michelle R. Weise, and Lloyd Armstrong

    This volume assembles a team of experts from a variety of disciplines to examine both the history of the comprehensive university and what lies ahead.

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  • December 2014

    Cisco Networking Academy
    Next generation assessments and their implications for K–12 education
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    By Meredith Liu
    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 approximately one million online assessments per month in a variety of formats. Its advanced and highly integrated assessment system offers lessons for K–12 technology and assessment.

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  • October 2014

    Blended
    Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools
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    By Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker
    With forward by Clayton M. Christensen

    This volume is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K–12 schools. Readers will find a step-by-step framework upon which to build a more student-centered educational system along with real-world advice for creating the next generation of K–12 learning environments.

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  • September 2014

    Knocking down barriers
    How California superintendents are implementing blended learning
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    By Michael B. Horn, Anna Gu, and Meg Evans
    We 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 or ways around these barriers?” This policy brief summarizes the answers to both of these questions to help other California superintendents who are struggling to implement high-quality blended learning find ways to work around these barriers.

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  • July 2014

    Hire Education
    Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution
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    By Michelle R. Weise and Clayton M. Christensen
    An examination of online competency-based education unveils the tectonic shifts to come in higher education. Over time, the industry-validated experiences that emerge from the strong partnerships between online competency-based providers and employers will ultimately have the power to override the importance of college rankings and accreditation.

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