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Michael B. Horn    

Expert & Author on the Future of Education & Blended Learning; Co-Founder of Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student.

Michael serves as the head of strategy for the Entangled Group, an education venture studio, and as a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, a strategy consultancy for the education ecosystem. He is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank.

Michael is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. He is the author of the book, Choosing College, which strips away the noise around college to help students and parents understand why they are going to school and how to make better choices, as well as aids schools in designing better experiences.

An expert on disruptive innovation, online learning, blended learning, competency-based learning, and how to transform the education system into a student-centered one, he serves on the board and advisory boards of a range of education organizations, including the Clayton Christensen Institute, the Robin Hood Learning+Tech Fund, and the LearnLaunch Institute. He also serves as an executive editor at Education Next and is a venture partner at NextGen Venture Partners.

Michael was selected as a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow to study innovation in education in Vietnam and Korea, and Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. He testifies regularly at state legislative sessions and is a frequent keynote speaker at education conferences and planning sessions around the U.S. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Speech Topics


Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns

Using the theories of disruptive innovation, Michael Horn paints a vision for the transformation and future of education. Online learning is emerging as a disruptive innovation that has the potential to create a student-centric education system that effectively educates all students by personalizing learning. Horn discusses not only how this transformation could play out, but what educators, policymakers and others must do to ensure this disruptive innovation realizes its promise.

Blended Learning

An expert on K-12 blended learning, Michael Horn illustrates how online learning is emerging within schools to create a more personalized learning model for students. Horn showcases the different ways blended learning is growing and evolving and describe how it can realize its exciting potential to transform the education system into a student-centric one.

Disrupting College

Michael Horn discusses how disruptive innovations—broadly speaking known as online learning—are emerging with the promise to make post-secondary education more affordable, accessible and of higher quality to students across the world. He analyzes what these trends may mean for the future of higher education and a variety of institutions, as well as how they may shift the policy landscape.

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