Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Disrupting K12

Nice interview with Michael Horn from the Innosight Institute as kind of an update on where K12 stands in relation to the book Disrupting Class. Some notes to pass on:

Significant strides have been made in the online education world over the last few years, and it now reaches students who previously lacked access to quality courses, and those who need credit or dropout recovery options. As a result, online learning is now growing significantly, both in the K-12 and the higher education space

It is fun to track this push and see where it will go. I know from talking to Governor McDonnell's team in Virginia (including new Education Secretary Gerard Robinson) that online learning will be expanded in my home state which is critical.

After the flood of RTTT money school districts will have to get lean. But will they actually "get it" that the virtual world is the key to cost cutting? Sadly, I remain skeptical.