Innosight Institute cofounders and Disrupting Class coauthors Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn write about virtual learning and education rising on the radar of the presidential election in their August 19, 2008 piece for the Huffington Post titled, “Virtual Learning Hits Campaign Trail.”

In the piece, Christensen and Horn write about how Senator John McCain has thrown his support behind virtual learning and has shaped programs in his education platform that would provide funding for virtual learning opportunities to the tune of $1 billion. The article then describes the potential for virtual learning as a disruptive innovation and how it greatly changes the debate within education.


  • Michael B. Horn
    Michael B. Horn

    Michael B. Horn is Co-Founder, Distinguished Fellow, and Chairman at the Christensen Institute.