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This hybrid innovation is about to change your school forever

By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor, @eSN_Meris
January 27th, 2014

Online learning experts say hybrids are changing classrooms across the country; here’s how to spot them and implement them successfully

hybrid-innovation-schools Hybrid innovations are technologies that bridge tradition to the future, fundamentally changing how an entire industry performs, and according to education experts, K-12 is experiencing one hybrid technology that will reshape classrooms for the future. The hybrid’s name? Blended learning.

“There are two kids of innovation: sustaining and disruptive,” said Heather Staker, senior research fellow of education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, during a recent Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) webinar. “Sustaining innovation makes the traditional model, like a classroom, better almost immediately, but the impact is small. Disruptive innovation has a low impact at first, but slowly begins to change the status quo over time.”

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