Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools
November 2017, Jossey-Bass
Blended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms. A follow-up to the bestseller Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson, this hands-on guide expands upon the blended learning ideas presented in that book to provide practical implementation guidance for educators seeking to incorporate online learning with traditional classroom time. Readers will find a step-by-step framework upon which to build a more student-centered system, along with essential advice that provides the expertise necessary to build the next generation of K-12 learning environments. Leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders will gain valuable insight into the process of using online learning to the greatest benefit of students, while avoiding missteps and potential pitfalls.
If online learning has not already rocked your local school, it will soon. Blended learning is one of the hottest trends in education right now, and educators are clamoring for "how-to" guidance. Blended answers the call by providing detailed information about the strategy, design, and implementation of a successful blended learning program.
- Discover a useful framework for implementing blended learning
- Unlock the benefits and mitigate the risks of online learning
- Find answers to the most commonly asked questions surrounding blended learning
- Create a more student-centered system that functions as a positive force across grade levels
Educators who loved the ideas presented in Disrupting Class now have a field guide to making it work in a real-world school, with expert advice for making the transition smoother for students, parents, and teachers alike. For educational leaders seeking more student-centered schools, Blended provides the definitive roadmap.
MICHAEL B. HORN is a cofounder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute (CCI) and the former executive director of its education program. Currently, Michael serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions.
HEATHER STAKER is the founder and president of Ready to Blend, a training and consulting firm focused on blended learning. Staker is also an adjunct fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute.