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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Games Used in K-12 Schools: A Research Perspective

Games Used in K-12 Schools: A Research Perspective

One of the threads in research for technology integration literature is the need to create more authentic and engaging learning experiences in schools.

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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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posted by MVLRI on March 23, 2017

The following request comes from our colleague at UC Scout, Kevin Heller, a doctoral candidate in Education at UC Davis. Dear Online Teacher, The iNACOL S...

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posted by MVLRI on March 15, 2017

This blog post is the first in a series MVLRI is undertaking this year to explore the use of online learning for credit recovery here in the state of Michigan. ...

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