Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Interview: Michael Horn--An Innosight "Education Disruption" Case Study: Alpine Online School

Part of the FutureofEducation.com interview series.

Date: Thursday, September 17th, 2009
3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 10pm GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tinyurl.com/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event.

Michael B. Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute. He is the co-author of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (McGraw-Hill: June 2008) with Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen and Curtis W. Johnson, president of the Citistates Group.

Leland Anderson, visiting research fellow at Innosight Institute, is an assistant principal at American Heritage School in Utah. He has a master’s in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Since the publication of Disrupting Class, Innosight have focused their research on disruptions at work in education—from their promise to their current shortfalls and from how they work in the trenches to what other pieces of the system must fall into place for them to transform the education system into a student-centric one.

The first of these case studies details how a small district in Utah has employed online learning to serve students it had not been serving. You can download the full case study here: http://www.innosightinstitute.org/innosight/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Alpine-Online.pdf.

The publication of this case study represents an important milestone for Innosight. They will now publish one case study every couple months, and we will soon follow this up with analytical white papers that contain policy prescriptions and new insights using the theories of disruptive innovation. Michael will be reporting on future studies here at the Future of Education.

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