Christensen, Clayton M.

Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools

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Navigate the transition to blended learning with this practical field guide

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.

Keywords: Blended: The Field Guide to Disrupting Class; Michael B. Horn; Heather Staker; Clayton M. Christensen; Christensen Institute for Disruptive Education; blended learning; online learning; hybrid learning; online education; web-based learning; educational innovation; classroom innovation; classroom web component; online instruction; student-centered learning; blended learning implementation; blended learning application; blended learning strategy; blended learning program design; Disrupting Class; disruptive innovation; digital education; disrupting class: how disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns; blended learning how-to; online learning how-to; online instruction; curtis w. Johnson; education reform, Teaching & Learning (K-12), Curriculum Tools- General, Teaching & Learning (K-12), Curriculum Tools- General

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