MVLRI research initiatives
support new learning models

The goal of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute™ (MVLRI™) is to expand Michigan’s capacity to support new learning models, engage in active research to inform new policies in online and blended learning, and strengthen the state’s infrastructures for sharing best practices.

MVLRI also joins iNACOL in managing the Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended & Online Learning and supporting Michigan's Online Course Catalog and the Online Learning Orientation Tool.

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Helping Online Students Be Successful: Mentor Responsibilities

Helping Online Students Be Successful: Mentor Responsibilities

As online enrollments increase, there is a growing need to examine strategies with the potential to improve course outcomes, especially since students in online courses tend to have less success compared to their face-to-face counterparts.

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Examining Teacher Education Programs and Field Experiences in K-12 Online Learning Environments

The continued growth of online education, together with the fact that it is becoming an increasingly mainstream option for students, necessitates that teachers know how to teach in an online learning environment. Consequently, teacher education programs should prepare them to do so.

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MVLRI 2015-16 Annual Report

For the 2015-16 school year, Section 98 of the State School Aid Act directed MVLRI to address 20 tasks to strengthen teaching and learning for K-12 education.

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posted by MVLRI on January 31, 2017

Michigan’s K-12 online learning policies have evolved significantly over the last two decades, allowing for more instructional options and learning oppo...

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posted by MVLRI on December 21, 2016

Data reporting and data analysis provide great opportunities to increase communication and build strong working relationships that result in positive student le...

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