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Five Fifth-Year Favorites

Innosight Institute is celebrating its 5th birthday this year! Join us as we walk down memory lane with our Top 5 education white papers, case studies, and blog posts from our first 5 years. Follow the countdown here as we unveil the list each week. Top 5 blog posts #4 Cramming computers: It’s still the […]


Flexibility, Innovation Must Guide Implementation of New State Assessment Systems to Measure Mastery of Common Core State Standards

In an era in which information and learning know no geographic bounds, there is an unprecedented opportunity to utilize digital learning to transform our nation’s education system so that each child can be successful, realize his or her fullest potential, and pursue his or her most daring dreams. Indeed, it is the sum of these […]


Who will disrupt the classroom?

For a host of political reasons, change in the education sector comes slowly. Despite breathtaking technological inventiveness in other sectors in the past century, the traditional factory-based classroom system has retained its form. What can catalyze the process and replace more classrooms with a student-centric design? The pattern of history is that disruptive innovation is […]



Michelle Rhee-Weise

Senior Education Research Fellow mrhee@innosightinstitute.org Michelle Rhee-Weise is an Education Senior Research Fellow at Innosight Institute focused on the blended and online developments in higher education. Michelle received her B.A. magna cum laude in literature from Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in English literature. As a tenure-track professor in the […]


Gunnar Counselman

Adjunct Fellow Gunnar Counselman is the CEO of Fidelis, which he founded in January 2011 to build a scalable solution to the challenge of the military to civilian career transition. Fidelis was named one of Fast Company’s 10 most innovative education companies in 2012. In addition to leading Fidelis, Gunnar is an adjunct fellow for […]


The engine behind WGU

Western Governors University (WGU) has developed a strong name in the postsecondary education world not only because it delivers degree programs almost entirely online, but also because students earn credit solely based on demonstrating competency in their course of study. This nontraditional competency-based model has required WGU to piece together a unique data system to […]


Michael B. Horn

Education Executive Director, Secretary, Co-Founder Michael B. Horn is the co-founder and executive director of the education practice of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to solve problems in the social sector. In this capacity, Horn leads a team that educates policymakers and the public on how […]


Michael B. Horn

Education Executive Director mhorn@innosightinstitute.org Michael B. Horn is the co-founder and executive director of the education practice of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to solve problems in the social sector. In this capacity, Horn leads a team that educates policymakers and the public on how to […]