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The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning

Authors: Heather Staker, Michael B. Horn

Organizations: Clayton Christensen Institute

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Rethink Instruction

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Online and blended learning has the potential to be a disruptive force capable of transforming today’s monolithic, factory-like education system into a new, student-centered, highly personalized model of education. Authors Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker define blended learning, outline six blended learning models, assess the potential of blended learning, and provide policy recommendations to support blended learning’s transformational promise.