Oct 2017

‘Students suffer from Swiss cheese effect’

By a Staff Reporter October 08, 2017

ABU DHABI: Blended education is the future and teachers have a responsibility to empower their students, said Michael B Horn, Co-founder and Distinguished Fellow at Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a US-based non-profit think tank.

In his keynote speech at a session titled ‘Disrupting Class to Reinvent Education’ on Day 1 of the Qudwa 2017 Global Teachers’ Forum, Horn outlined the future of education in the context of technological innovations that continually offer new channels of learning.

Co-author of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools, a bestseller on, Horn highlighted the benefits of blended education that allows teachers to use the internet in helping students enhance their knowledge based on their needs and abilities.

Beginning his address with a thank you note to the teachers, Horn said: “It is one of the most noble professions of time, as cultivators of the young minds. As a father, I appreciate all the work and efforts you put in.”


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