Request for Proposal – MVLRI Guest Blogger Program

Michigan Virtual University invites proposals for the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute Guest Blogger Program.

About the MVLRI Guest Blogger Program
The MVLRI Blog provides a space for disseminating the most current and promising research in K-12 online and blended learning. It is also a space where the field can come together around pressing issues to discuss what research is needed in order to move the field forward. Guest bloggers will write posts of approximately 1,000-2,000 words focusing either on current research or pressing issues in K-12 online and blended learning.

The MVLRI Guest Blogger Program is aimed at researchers in the field of K-12 online and blended learning. We encourage state, national and international experts in K-12 online and blended learning from K-12 schooling, higher education and private industry.

Guest bloggers will be paid $100 for a post of approximately 1,000-2,000 words (including references).

Application procedure and deadline
To apply as an MVLRI Guest Blogger, please send your CV and a short description of your desired topic (<250 words) to Applicants will be notified within two weeks if their proposal has been accepted at which point a publication date will be negotiated.

Inquiries and applications should be sent to

MVLRI is a division of MVU®, a nonprofit Michigan company that was established in 1998 to deliver online education and training opportunities to the citizens of Michigan. In 2012, MVU was directed by the Michigan Legislature to establish MVLRI — a natural extension of MVU’s work to advance K-12 education through digital learning, research, innovation, policy and partnerships.

The goal of 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.

The core strategies of MVLRI are:

  • Research — Expand the K-12 online and blended learning knowledge base through high quality, high-impact research;
  • Policy — Inform local, state and national public education policy strategies that reinforce and support online and blended learning opportunities for the K-12 community;
  • Innovation — Experiment with new technologies and online learning models to foster expanded learning opportunities for K-12 students; and
  • Networks — Develop human and web-based applications and infrastructures for sharing information and implementing K-12 online and blended learning best practices.