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A ‘Disruptive’ View of the Florida Virtual School

By Katie Ash — October 09, 2009 1 min read

The Innosight Institute, Disrupting Class authors Clayton Christensen’s and Michael B. Horn’s nonprofit think tank, recently released a case study about the Florida Virtual School. The document is a review of the ground-breaking online school from its conception to its role as a vendor to the unique funding model it established in 2002 and beyond. It also talks about the way FLVS established its curriculum and the philosophy behind its teaching staff.

There’s lots of information drawn from interviews with Julie Young, the school’s president and chief executive officer of FLVS, and the case study also examines how the path that FLVS has taken meshes with the concept of disruptive innovation.

The study itself is a largely positive look back at the evolution of FLVS, without much critical analysis of some of the struggles that the school has faced, but nonetheless, FLVS has become a leader in the online education world, and it’s surely helpful to learn more about how it came to be what it is.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.

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