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Michael B. Horn

Speaker, writer, advisor, and thought leader on the future of education Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education

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. He is the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank, and he serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions. Horn is also the host of the Future of Education podcast, presented by MarketScale.

MBA, General Management 2004-2006
BA, History 1998-2002

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Strict Online Education Regulations Could Derail the Future of Learning

Michael Horn - April 17, 2024

In a time where over half of all students are taking at least one online course, the landscape of online education is at a pivotal juncture, reflecting a broader shift in how higher education adapts to technological advancements and regulatory scrutiny. The Department of Education is proposing ambitious regulatory changes that directly impact online learning and stakeholders are keenly observing how these policies will shape the future of digital classrooms.

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Cut Costs, Not Corners for the Future of Higher Education: Redirect Focus to Student Achievement

Michael Horn - April 15, 2024

The landscape of higher education has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate in recent years. The rising costs of tuition, the ballooning of administrative overhead, and questions about the real value of a college degree have sparked a vital conversation about the future of higher education.

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Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education

Michael Horn - April 12, 2024

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority.

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Audio Learning is More Than Just an Alternative to Digital, But More Useful in Enhancing Education

Michael Horn - April 10, 2024

Digital screens often dominate our lives and interactions even in schools, but the question of alternative, impactful ways of learning has become a major factor. Audio, which was long considered a secondary medium for education, is re-emerging as a powerful tool in shaping how we learn, think, and perceive the world.

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The Concept of Work and Learning Needs a Massive Overhaul if Workforce Development is at Stake

Michael Horn - April 8, 2024

Current times continue to demonstrate that traditional educational paradigms are increasingly failing to meet the needs of a diverse and evolving workforce, which is now pivoting the conversation around reimagining how we develop talent more pertinent. The rise of digital transformation, coupled with a persistent skills gap, underscores a pressing need to overhaul the approach to education and workforce development.

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From Academia to Real-World Success: The Essential Shift Needed in Math Education Focus

Michael Horn - April 5, 2024

In recent years, a growing disconnect has emerged between traditional math education in schools and its real-world applications, particularly in relation to career readiness. This gap has sparked intense debates, especially in states like California, where the push for a new math framework has led to what some are calling a "math war.

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