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.
By Mallory Dwinal
The University Next Door
What Is a Comprehensive University, Who Does it Educate, and Can It Survive?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A student’s opportunity to learn too often depends on where he or she goes to school. This one-page statement clarifies the importance of providing public schools with access to all of the academic content necessary to meet each student’s needs, interests, and abilities.