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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how do Americans define success
Class Disrupted

How do Americans Define Success?

Michael Horn - November 13, 2023

How do Americans define success? Thats a loaded question, and one guaranteed to illicit multiple answers depending on who answers it and under what context.

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student fulfillment
Class Disrupted

Bridging Purpose with Education: A Novel Approach to Student Fulfillment Post-High School

Michael Horn - October 30, 2023

Today, the traditional educational paradigm is being questioned and reevaluated, and the quest for a more holistic, purpose-driven, novel approach to student fulfillment post-high school is gaining traction. As employers find it challenging to secure passionate, productive employees, the essence of guiding students toward a fulfilling life post-high school has never been more pressing.

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college career services
Education & EdTech

Rethinking College Career Services: Applying Academic Principles to Foster Real Change in Online Education

Michael Horn - October 23, 2023

In an era where students seek a tertiary education as their ticket to upward mobility, the narrative is being rigorously challenged, especially regarding the efficacy of college career services in aiding students to transition into the workforce. The stakes are high as countless first-generation students embark on a journey through higher education with the hopes of securing a brighter economic future.

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Expanding Workforce Development Will Assist Those Facing Challenges Related to Sustaining Employment

Michael Horn - October 10, 2023

Recently, workforce development has taken on a new urgency, given the widening economic divide and the challenges faced by marginalized communities. With the gig economy rising and traditional jobs evolving, there's an increasing demand for skills training and personal development, especially among those facing systemic barriers.

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Mapping AI’s role in education
Education & EdTech

Mapping AI’s Role in Education: Pioneering the Path to the Future

Michael Horn - October 2, 2023

Mapping AIs role in education should be a critical step in bringing together innovative technology-based solutions with the expertise of human educators.With rapid advancements in artificial intelligence and an increased reliance on technology-driven educational solutions, the education landscape is on the brink of a significant transformation.

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‘Brave’ Micro-Schools are Reinventing Schooling and Creating a Successful Educational Path

Michael Horn - September 11, 2023

The global education system is making way for more micro-schools faced monumental challenges due to the pandemic, which left traditional models of schooling to come under scrutiny. The demand for a more adaptable, student-centric approach is growing, with a focus on self-directed learning and community involvement.

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