From skateboarding cats to student outcomes: YouTube poised to fuel education transformation Posted on November 14th, 2012 by Charity Eyre

The website that gave us viral videos of skateboarding cats also has the potential to give us a powerful platform to help transform education. In preparation for an Education Summit last month at YouTube headquarters, event organizers asked all attendees to read the article entitled “How Do We Transform Our Schools?” by Clayton Christensen and […]

Two things parents worry about most

Sal Khan’s book The One World School House offers a provocative vision for the future of schools. So I am reluctant to nitpick, but one sentence in the introduction caught my eye. He wrote that “parents worry aloud that their children are falling behind relative to some vague, mysterious, yet powerful set of standards.” The […]

Convening Rhode Island around digital learning

On February 11, 2012, about 300 school leaders, teachers, legislators, field experts, parents, and students gathered in Providence for a day-long conference devoted to digital learning in Rhode Island. Teachers left the conference, titled “Innovation Powered by Technology,” with a sense of what they could begin to do in their own classrooms to further blended […]

Blended-Learning Model Definitions

1.     Rotation model – a program in which within a given course or subject (e.g., math), students rotate on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion between learning modalities, at least one of which is online learning. Other modalities might include activities such as small-group or full-class instruction, group projects, individual tutoring, and pencil-and-paper assignments. a)      Station Rotation – a Rotation-model […]

The rise of K-12 blended learning: Profiles of emerging models

NOTE: We have released an updated categorization of the blended-learning models since the publication of this paper. Please see “Classifying K-12 blended learning” for the most up-to-date taxonomy. [Click here to download the full white paper] By Heather Staker With contributions from Eric Chan, Charter School Growth Fund Matthew Clayton, Innosight Institute Alex Hernandez, Charter […]


This page is a first iteration toward providing a robust and highly useful database tool to organize and present data about blended-learning programs. The profiles included provide brief case studies of organizations that are beginning to blend online learning with supervised brick-and-mortar settings. The profiles do not evaluate the programs, nor do they represent an […]