Ending the Classroom Factory Model: How Technology Will Personalize Education


January 23, 2015

Reason magazine Managing Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward interviews Michael Horn on how blended learning joins traditional classroom models with software-based and online learning at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C. In this interview, Michael describes how blended learning can create a game-based classroom environment that encourages students to help each other achieve educational goals. He also discusses how, as education moves beyond traditional institutions, credentialing will have to evolve, assessments will have to become more organic, and regulations will have to become outcome-based.

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Katherine Mackey

  • David L. Jones

    I am looking for peer reviewed research for a literature review on blended learning. I am a principal at an elementary school that I have turned into a blended learning environment.
    Starting in 2005 I purchased 8 dell desktops and began individualizing instruction to my fifth grade classroom. Over a nine year time outcomes from this method were significantly higher 25 other intermediate grade elementary classrooms in the KGBSD. I am currently writing a case study for an Ed.D at Northeastern University in Boston. I have scoured the usual databases and am finding little that would be suitable for a literature review. Any research that you are aware of or have access to that you are willing to share would be greatly appreciated.