MVLRI Webinars

MVLRI offers free webinars to share recent research regarding K-12 online and/or blended learning. If you're interested in presenting or hearing a specific topic, please email us at

Please note: Webinars are typically held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. However, to accommodate international presenters, webinar times sometimes vary.


 April 2017
Date/Time Title Description/Presenters
2-3 p.m.
Opportunities with Quality Matters and Michigan Virtual University This session will focus on the opportunities afforded by participating in professional learning workshops from Quality Matters, a nationally recognized organization ensuring quality in online courses.

Christine Voelker, Quality Matters
Maggie Bacon, Quality Matters

 May 2017
Date/Time Title Description/Presenters
2-3 p.m.
Presence as Support in a Blended Learning Classroom This session will share findings from a narrative inquiry that explored various aspects of presence in a blended middle school classroom, helping to inform the preparation and support of blended teachers in K-12 settings.

Mark Stevens, George Mason University
Mary Rice, University of Kansas

2-3 p.m.
Examining Student Learning Pathways Through an Online Algebra Course This session will highlight findings from a study investigating student pacing and engagement in online Algebra I courses, including the difficulties posed and opportunities provided by online course flexibility.

Dr. Peiyi Lin Columbia University
Dr. Susan Lowes, Columbia University

Webinar Attendance

All webinars are held via Adobe Connect teleconferencing software and require only an audio output device (speakers, headphone, etc.). Attendees are encouraged to interact and ask questions using the chat box window. Attendees can log into the webinar up to 20 minutes prior to start time by visiting

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at