Past Webinars

MVLRI started offering free webinars to share recent research regarding K-12 online and/or blended learning in August 2014. You can review those webinars below.

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 May 2017
Title/Description/Presenters Recordings & Resources
Presence as Support in a Blended Learning Classroom 5/17
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.

Presenters
Mark Stevens, George Mason University
Mary Rice, University of Kansas
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 April 2017
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Opportunities with Quality Matters and Michigan Virtual University 4/26
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.

Presenters
Christine Voelker, Quality Matters
Maggie Bacon, Quality Matters
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Michigan’s 2016 Virtual Learning Effectiveness Report 4/20
Representatives from MVLRI discuss analysis and findings on a wealth of data collected for this annual report on virtual learning in Michigan.

Presenter
Joe Freidhoff, MVLRI
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Professional Learning for Blended Education in Michigan 4/12
This webinar session will highlight findings of a study on teachers implementing blended learning in Michigan and building their own professional learning networks to improve their practice.

Presenter
Verena Roberts, University of Calgary

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 March 2017
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Establishing Presence and Community in the Online Classroom  3/22
This session will touch on four dimensions of a successful virtual community: the online persona and virtual classroom, the synchronous session, giving meaningful feedback and the encouragement of student engagement.

Presenter
Brianne Jackson, Virginia Commonwealth University
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The Use of Games in Online and Blended Courses 3/1
Our research fellow Dennis Beck will present an overview of the research on the use of games in K-12 online and blended courses and provide recommendations for practitioners and future research.

Presenter
Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas

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 February 2017
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Choice, Cyber Charter Schools and the Educational Marketplace for Rural School Districts2/22
This session will highlight findings from a study on enrollment patterns of students in brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania, and how these enrollment patterns differ across geographic locale.

Presenters
Bryan Mann, Penn State University
Stephen Kotok, University of Texas at El Paso

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 January 2017
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Teachers Using Designerly Thinking in K-12 Online Courses1/11
This session will share findings from a case study examining the design process of eleven high school teachers as they designed their first online courses, focusing on the resources shown to be valuable to them: variety in technological tools and pedagogical strategies, belonging to a community of practice, and time.

Presenters
Khendum Gyabak, Indiana University
Joanna Ray, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

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 November 2016
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The Journal Article Review Process 11/30
In this interactive panel session, one provocateur and three discussants with a wide range of experiences with academic journals share insights on how the journal article review process unfolds.

Presenters
Ray Rose, Rose & Smith Associates; Texas Distance Learning Association
Leanna Archambault, Arizona State University
Jered Borup, George Mason University
Susan Lowes, Columbia University

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Online Teacher Job Satisfaction11/2
This session will highlight the findings of a study measuring and exploring the factors influencing K-12 online teachers’ job satisfaction, organizational commitment and turnover intentions, including flexibility, meeting student needs, compensation and workload.

Presenters
Ingle Larkin
Anissa Vega, Ph.D.
Laurie Brantley-Dias, Ph.D.

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 October 2016
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Challenges for Teachers Implementing a Blended Learning Curriculum 10/31
This session will highlight findings from a qualitative analysis of challenges faced by teachers practicing blended learning, including concerns around curriculum orchestration, student self-management, and technology challenges, and explores ways that responsive online teacher professional development (ROPD) might be able to solicit useful feedback from blended teachers.

Presenter
Jeremy Riel, University of Illinois at Chicago

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 August 2016
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Class Size and Teacher Load: The Effect on Students’ Online Learning Outcomes 8/31
Using a dataset of 12,032 enrollment records from a state virtual school in the 2013-14 school year, this study examined the effect of class size and teacher load on students’ learning outcomes.

Presenter
Chin-Hsi Lin, Michigan State University

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Summer Research Collaborative 8/10
The quarterly Collaborative Meetings are designed for researchers in the field of K-12 online and blended learning to come together, get feedback on their work and share any collaboration opportunities on grants, research, publications, etc.

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 June 2016
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Teacher Perceptions and Use of Open Educational Resources 6/29
This session will highlight findings from an international survey of over 600 teachers in face-to-face, online and blended settings examining how teachers adapt rather than adopt open educational resources and the importance of changing teacher habits in the quest to mainstream OER.

Presenter
Beatriz de los Arcos, The Open University

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K-12 Online Credit Recovery Courses: Research and Implications 6/21
A team of researchers from the American Institutes for Research will present their findings from recently published research examining the potential impact of on-site mentors or facilitators on student success in online courses for credit recovery. The studies conducted by AIR have received national attention from news outlets including NPR, and their findings help shape an ongoing conversation around how to improve the use of online learning in K-12 settings. Join us for this engaging webinar session to hear from the researchers themselves and contribute to the conversation!

Presenter
Dr. Jessica Heppen, American Institutes for Research

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Teacher Perceptions of Learner-Learner Engagement at a Cyber High School 6/8
This session will share findings of a case study on teachers at a full-time cyber charter school and their behaviors that most positively impact student engagement and learning: befriending, motivating, instructing and collaborating.

Presenter
Dr. Jered Borup, George Mason University

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 May 2016
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Rethinking Relationships 5/19
In this session, co-hosted with MVU’s Mentors Matter initiative, our presenter will discuss how emphasizing relationships with students in an online or blended setting can revolutionize the way we think about the educational process.

Presenter
Julia Freeland Fisher, Clayton Christensen Institute

 
Exploration of a Blended Learning Approach to Reading Instruction for Low SES Students in Early Elementary Grades 5/11
This session highlight findings from a study investigating the benefits of blended learning for reading skills of low socioeconomic students in grades 1 and 2.

Presenters
Rachel Schecter, Lexia Learning
Alexis Treat, Lexia Learning

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 April 2016
Title/Description/Presenters Recordings & Resources
MVLRI Spring 2016 Research Collaborative 4/20
The quarterly Collaborative Meetings are designed for researchers in the field of K-12 online and blended learning to come together, get feedback on their work and share any collaboration opportunities on grants, research, publications, etc.
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Meeting the Needs of Online Teachers: Training and Challenges 4/6
This session will present findings from a survey of Wisconsin Virtual School teachers about professional development timing and topics, top instructional challenges, and perceived needs for additional professional development.

Presenters
Jackie Zweig, Education Development Center, Inc. »
Erin Stafford, Education Development Center, Inc. »

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 March 2016
Title/Description/Presenters Recordings & Resources
Job Attainment and Perceived Role Differences of Cyberschool Leaders 3/30
This session will feature findings from a case study examining 18 cyberschool leaders regarding the differences between their jobs and those of traditional brick-and-mortar school leaders, including interactions with students, teacher supervision and day-to-day operations.

Presenters
Jayson Richardson »
Dennis Beck »
Jason Lafrance »

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Online Tutoring Programs for Middle School Math Students 3/23
In this webinar, presenters will discuss findings from a study where we examined an online tutoring program’s impact on struggling middle school students’ mathematics achievement, including an analysis of tutor descriptions of their online tutoring practices and student perceptions of tutoring experiences as they occurred in real-time (the tutoring was provided as a Tier 3 support to enhance the overall effectiveness of a school-wide mathematics reform effort).

Presenters
Susan Chappell Moots »
Pamela L. Arnold-Puchalski »
Melva Grant »
John Nunnery »

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TLA’s Measurement Agenda for Blended Learning 3/16
What do we know, and what do we still need to know about the effectiveness of blended learning? Join us to talk about a proposed path forward for measuring blended learning initiatives, including steps that each of us can take to help grow our collective understanding of what the evidence says.

Presenter
Saro Mohammed »

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 February 2016
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Online Educators’ Roles in Supporting Students with Disabilities 2/17
This webinar highlights recent scholarly inquiry into the experiences of educators in fully online schools as they work to serve students with disabilities; issues in instruction, supervision, relationship building/collaboration, and IEP compliance will be major topics.

Presenter
Mary Frances Rice »

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 January 2016
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MVLRI Winter 2016 Research Collaborative 1/6
The quarterly Collaborative Meetings are designed for researchers in the field of K-12 online and blended learning to come together, get feedback on their work and share any collaboration opportunities on grants, research, publications, etc.

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 December 2015
Title/Description/Presenters Recordings & Resources
Comparing Success Rates for General and Credit
Recovery Courses Online and Face to Face: Results
for Florida High School Courses
12/16
This session will highlight a research study comparing student success in online credit recovery and general courses and traditional face-to-face courses, focusing on student outcomes in terms of final grades.

Presenter
John Hughes, REL Southeast

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 November 2015
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K-12 Mobile Learning (Chapter from Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning) 11/18
This session will explore emerging themes from the research on mobile device use in K-12 schools between 2010 and 2013, including the finding that students can become collaborators in designing their own learning process.

Presenters
Cathy Cavanaugh »
Aidan McCarthy »
Dorit Maor »

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 October 2015
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Transforming Rural K-12 Education Through Blended Learning: Student Perspectives 10/21
The research team presents its findings from a mixed-methods study examining student perceptions of blended learning, comparing them with educator perceptions revealed in earlier studies.

Presenters
Lori Werth »
Eric Kellerer »
Eric Werth »
Paula Kellerer »
Niki Walker »
Jeff Simmons »
Sherawn Reberry »
Heidi Curtis »

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 September 2015
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Impact of K-12 Online Learning on Vulerable Populations 9/16
This session discusses findings from a number of different studies on how online learning shapes experiences for students from vulnerable populations, and reasons why those students may choose to learn in an online setting.

Presenter
Dennis Beck »

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 August 2015
Title/Description/Presenters Recordings & Resources
MVLRI Fall 2015 Research Collaborative 8/26
The quarterly Collaborative Meetings are designed for researchers in the field of K-12 online and blended learning to come together, get feedback on their work, and share any collaboration opportunities on grants, research, publications, etc.
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Handbook of Research Chapter on Open Learning 8/11
This session explores the research on emerging practices like OER, digital literacy and MOOCs, and examines the implications of open learning in relation to policy and further research.

Presenters
Ian O'Byrne »
Lee Graham »
Randy LaBonte »
Verena Roberts »

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 July 2015
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Communication Practices in K-12 Online Learning 7/29
The presenter will discuss the importance of communication for students in K-12 online learning environments, as evidenced by survey findings conducted with students at one Pennsylvania cyber charter school, as well as theoretical frameworks on the importance of communication and interaction in the online environment.

Presenter
Victoria Raish , Pennsylvania State University

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Challenges of Virtual School Leadership 7/22
This session will examine some of the unique challenges, as determined through research, that face those in leadership roles at virtual schools.

Presenter
Jayson Richardson, University of Kentucky

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How and Why Public High Schools Are Using Online Learning for Students: Results From Surveys in Iowa, Wisconsin and the New York Capital Region 7/14
Presenters will discuss the results of two separate reports examining the use of online courses in New York, Wisconsin and Iowa; findings also reveal reasons for online course enrollment and educator concerns over quality and academic integrity.

Presenters
Peggy Clements, Education Development Center, Inc.
Erin Stafford, Education Development Center, Inc.
Jackie Zweig, Education Development Center, Inc.
Angela Pazzaglia, Education Development Center, Inc.

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 June 2015
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International Landscape of K-12 Online and Blended Learning 6/23
Many involved with K-12 online and blended learning are familiar with the American context that surrounds us in the media and published research; however, while there are many similarities, there are also several key areas where there are differences in how K-12 online and blended learning occur internationally.

Presenter
Michael Barbour, Sacred Heart University

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Personal Learning Environments in K-12 Online Learning 6/16
This session will differentiate between personalized learning and personal learning environments. Presenter will explore the research and processes that support student construction of personal learning environments.

Presenter
Wendy Drexler, International Society for Technology in Education

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Pamoja Education 6/10
Principal Ed Lawless and Head of Academic Services Andrew Flory of Pamoja Education, the only approved provider of online International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme courses, will discuss new research from the University College London Institute of Education which suggests that online learning prepares 16- 19-year-old students well for university.

Presenters
Andrew Flory, Pamoja Education
Ed Lawless, Pamoja Education

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Research on Teacher Mentoring and Professional Development 6/4
Presenters will provide a synopsis of research related to professional development and mentoring in K-12 brick-and-mortar environments and use this knowledge as a springboard to engage participants in a discussion about design and research implications for the professional development and mentoring of K-12 online teachers.

Presenters
Kara Dawson, University of Florida
Nancy Dana, University of Florida

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 May 2015
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Parental Involvement in K-12 Online Learning 5/26
While decades of research have shown that parental involvement in traditional schooling leads to academic achievement, this webinar will explore what little is known about parents as mentors in online and blended settings, as well as the continuum of parental involvement.

Presenters
Lisa Hasler Waters, Flint Hill School (Oakton, Virginia)
Michael Menchaca, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Jered Borup, George Mason University

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More Research Required: Blended and Online Physical Education 5/22
This presentation will discuss the evolution of research on blended and online physical education as well as explore current research including recommendations for the future.

Presenters
David Daum, University of Southern Indiana
Craig Buschner, California State University at Chico

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Top Ten Strategies for Mentors 5/18
Mentors from Three Rivers schools present their top ten success strategies for online learners.

Presenters
Julie Howe
Susan Rathburn
Cindy Haradine
Von Peterson
Josh Bell

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 April 2015
Title/Description/Presenters Recordings & Resources
School Administrators and K-12 Online and Blended Learning 4/28
This webinar is focused on the results of a review of literature published in the Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning about school administrators and P-12 online and blended learning.

Presenters
Scott McLeod, Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency (Iowa)
Jayson W. Richardson, University of Kentucky

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Challenges of Virtual School Leadership »
Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning »
Authors’ chapter in Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning »

Eight Trends in K-12 Online and Blended Learning and Their Implications for Research 4/23
Join Tom Clark and Michael K. Barbour for a discussion of eight trends for the future of K-12 online and blended learning highlighted in their new edited book.

Presenters
Tom Clark, TA Consulting
Michael Barbour, Sacred Heart University

Book Wiki »
Use This Wiki in Class »
Virtual Meanderings Blog (Michael K. Barbour) »
Clark Consulting (Tom Clark) »
Eduventures Author Interview (Microsoft
in Education) »

Georgia’s Teaching Open Online Learning »
Mentors Matter: Advancing a Community of Support 4/15
Presenters introduce MVU’s new Mentors Matter program, which will create a statewide network for on-site mentors, share information about new resources and upcoming opportunities, and welcome feedback.

Presenters
Ken Dirkin, MVU
Marcia Docks, MVU

ACE Framework 4/8
Drawing on current research in the field, Dr. Borup will present the Adolescent Community of Engagement (ACE) framework for examining support systems in online learning environments.

Presenter
Jered Borup, George Mason University



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Dr. Borup’s ACE presentation »
Dr. Borup’s prepublication draft of “The Adolescent Community of Engagement: A Framework for Research on Adolescent Online Learning” »
EIME Seminar Video Lecture with David Whetten »
Draft of Developing Models and Theory for Blended Learning Research »
Community of Inquiry Webinars »
An Evaluation of Familial Involvements’ Influence on Student Achievement in K-12 Virtual Schooling »

 March 2015
Title/Description/Presenters Recordings & Resources
Spring Research Collaborative Meeting 3/31
The quarterly Collaborative Meetings are designed for researchers in the field of K-12 online and blended learning to come together, get feedback on their work, and share any opportunities for collaborations for grants, research, publications, etc.
 
Michigan’s Mentor Models 3/23
Discussion of the common and divergent features of the mentor programs at 10 Michigan schools and possible research implications.
 

Presenters
Rebecca Stimson, MVLRI
Jered Borup, George Mason University

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A Historical Perspective on
K-12 Online and Blended Learning
3/18
In this webinar, three of the Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning’s contributing authors will discuss the history of online and blended learning, key policy issues, and research methods used during the first ten years of research on online teaching and learning.

Presenters
Kerry Rice, Boise State University
Susan Lowes, Teachers College/Columbia University
John Watson, Evergreen Education Group

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Handbook on Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning »
Research and History of Policies in K-12 Online and Blended Learning »

Research on Literacy Instruction and Learning in Virtual, Blended, and Hybrid Environments 3/11
Drawing on current literacy research, this webinar will examine relevant research and best practices associated with literacy learning and teaching in virtual, blended, and hybrid environments in K-12 settings.

Presenters
Kristine Pytash, Kent State University
Ian O’Byrne, University of New Haven

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The #WalkMyWorld Project »
Research on Literacy Instruction and Blended Learning in Virtual, Blended, and Hybrid Learning
Environments »

Handbook on Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning »
Ian O’Byrne’s Google+ page »
Ian O’Byrne’s blog »

Blended and Project-based Learning: What Research
Is Needed?
3/4
Representatives from Educurious will present their model of Blended and Project-based Learning. They will describe their program design, the research findings to date and their research needs for the future.

Presenters
Michael Golden, CEO Educurious
Jane Chadsey, Vice President of School Solutions at Educurious

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 February 2015
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Spokane Schools Research Needs 2/18
Spokane Public Schools is exploring blended learning research possibilities as they as they transition from virtual to blended learning districtwide.

Presenters
Kristin Whiteaker, Spokane Virtual Learning
Don Brummet, Spokane Virtual Learning

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Blended Learning in Spokane Schools »
iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework »
Blended Learning Toolkit »

Michigan’s 2014 K-12 Virtual Learning Effectiveness Report 2/17
Representatives from MVLRI discuss analysis and findings on a wealth of data collected for this annual report on virtual learning in Michigan.

Presenter
Joe Freidhoff, MVLRI

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Online and Distance Learning in Southwest Tennessee: Implementation and Challenges 2/11
The webinar will discuss study results about the use of online and distance learning in high schools in southwest Tennessee. We will focus on the extent to which schools offer courses, reasons why schools provide the courses, and barriers to implementing online and distance learning.

Presenters
Lydotta Taylor, REL Appalachia
Eric Cramer, CNA Corporation, report co-author

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Mentor Orientation and Training 2/4
A new orientation and training module for mentors of online learners based on research and the best practices of successful mentors is introduced.

Presenters
Jered Borup, George Mason University

Joe Freidhoff, MVLRI
Julie Howe, Three Rivers Public Schools (Michigan)

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MVU’s Parent Guide to Online Learning »
MVU’s Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners »
Mentor Module Feedback Survey »
Online Learning Survey »
MVU’s Mentor Basics (orientation and training module, beta version) »

 January 2015
Title/Description/Presenters Recordings & Resources
Leadership Perspectives from Canada’s Online & Blended Learning Programs 1/30
A panel of leaders from the east to the west coast of Canada share successes, critical issues, and notions about the future of personalized and flexible learning in Canadian Francophone, Anglophone, and Aboriginal communities.

Presenters
Randy LaBonte, CANeLearn

Verena Roberts, CANeLearn

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Canadian e-Learning Network »

What We’re Learning from Research on the Impact of Quality Online Course Design: Implications and Recommendations 1/27
This session provided an overview of what has been learned from Quality Matters research conducted by practitioners who are implementing QM around the country.

Presenters
Kay Shattuck, Quality Matters
Chris Voelker, Quality Matters

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QM Resources
Community of Inquiry Framework »
QM Research Library »
MVLRI Research Clearinghouse »
QM 2013 Review of K-12 Online Education Research Literature »
QM Research Toolkit »
QM Focused Research »
MVLRI Guest Blogger Program »

Winter Research Collaborative Meeting 1/21
The quarterly Collaborative Meetings are designed for researchers in the field of K-12 online and blended learning to come together, get feedback on their work, and share any opportunities for collaborations for grants, research, publications, etc.

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Canadian eLearning Network »
American Journal of Distance Education »
MVLRI Webinar: Journal of Online Learning Research »
American Journal of Distance Education (Special Issue on Issues and Frameworks for K-12 Online Distance Education »
MVLRI Guest Blogger Program »
Journal of Online Learning Research »
MVLRI Webinars »
Quality Matters 7th Annual Conference »
Digital Learning Conference, Vancouver »
Online Learning Consortium International Conference »

Interim Research Findings on Schools Pursuing Personalized Learning 1/15
This webinar presents interim findings from an ongoing study of schools implementing personalized learning. The study was conducted by the RAND Education Corporation at the request of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Presenter
John Pane, RAND Education

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Mentoring: An Introduction to Research and Best Practices 1/8
Part of a series called “Mentors: Making Online Learning Work,” this webinar provides an overview of the research on mentoring best practices, a brief description of MVLRI work on the topic, and a showcase of a successful mentoring program.

Presenters
Jered Borup, George Mason University
Rebecca Stimson, MVLRI

Julie Howe, Three Rivers High School (Michigan)

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MVU’s Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners »
MVLRI Past Webinars »
MVLRI Guest Blogger Program »
Beta version of OLOT (the Online Learning Orientation Tool) »
MVLRI Webinars »

 December 2014
Title/Description/Presenters Recordings & Resources
K-12 Virtual Schools and Their Research Needs 12/19
(Webinar 4 of 4)
Representatives from IDEAL-NM, Montana Digital Academy and Wisconsin Virtual School present information about their program as well as share their research needs.

Presenters
Amy Jaramillo, IDEAL-NM

Bob Currie, Montana Digital Academy
Dawn Nordine, Wisconsin Virtual School

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K-12 Virtual Schools and Their Research Needs 12/18
(Webinar 3 of 4)
Representatives from Michigan Virtual School, The Virtual High School and North Carolina Virtual Public School present information about their program as well as share their research needs.

Presenters
Amy Michalowski, The Virtual High School
Eliz Colbert, North Carolina Virtual Public School
Kathryn Kennedy, MVLRI

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MVU 2012-13 Annual Report »

K-12 Virtual Schools and Their Research Needs 12/16
(Webinar 2 of 4)
Representatives from Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) and Indiana Online Academy present information about their program as well as share their research needs.

Presenters
Ronda Eshleman, Indiana Online Academy
Steve Kossakoski, VLACS

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K-12 Virtual Schools and Their Research Needs 12/11
(Webinar 1 of 4)
Representatives from Idaho Digital Learning Academy, Illinois Virtual School and Georgia Virtual School present information about their program as well as share their research needs.

Presenters
Ryan Gravette, Idaho Digital Learning Academy
Jeff Simmons, Idaho Digital Learning Academy
Cindy Hamblin, Illinois Virtual School
Joe Cozart, Georgia Virtual School

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Georgia Virtual School request to conduct research »

Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: Annual Review of Policy & Practice 12/10
John Watson discusses key findings of the report including the latest numbers, graphics, state policy and program highlights, and trends, with a focus on digital learning activity in Michigan and on the challenges of obtaining and properly interpreting digital learning data.

Presenter
John Watson, Evergreen Education Group

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Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: Annual Review of Policy & Practice »
Michigan’s Virtual Learning Effectiveness Report 2011-12 »
Michigan's Virtual Learning Effectiveness Report 2013-14 »
Michigan Virtual’s Report to the Legislature 2014 »
Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners »

 October 2014
Title/Description/Presenters Recordings & Resources
Fall Research Collaborative Meeting 10/28
The quarterly Collaborative Meetings are designed for researchers in the field of K-12 online and blended learning to come together, get feedback on their work, and share any opportunities for collaborations for grants, research, publications, etc.

Presenters
Elena Geiser Hogan, Orange County Public Schools
Beth Robelia, Walden University

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eLearn Magazine – Call for articles »
Journal of Online Learning Research – Call for articles »

Introducing the Journal of Online Learning Research 10/22
This webinar introduces a new Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education peer-reviewed, open access publication called the Journal of Online Learning Research and shares the focus and scope of the journal, what types of manuscripts the editorial team are looking for, the review process, and suggestions for proposing future special issues.

Presenters
Leanna Archambault, Arizona State University

Kathryn Kennedy, MVLRI

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Journal of Online Learning Research – Call for articles »

 September 2014
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Florida Virtual School Research 9/16
In this presentation, members of the FLVS leadership team discuss the process of designing organizational research goals and partnering with external researchers, in addition to sharing the challenges and best practices in managing research partnerships — from research methods/design to data collection and security.

Presenters
Teresa King, Florida Virtual School
Jodi Marshall, Florida Virtual School

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 August 2014
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MVLRI Initiatives 8/27
MVLRI team talks about initiatives that are launching for the K-12 online and blended learning research community and about publishing and presenting opportunities and ways to build your network of researchers and collaborators.

Presenters
Joe Freidhoff, MVLRI

Kathryn Kennedy, MVLRI
Kristen DeBruler, MVLRI
Becky Stimson, MVLRI
Justin Bruno, MVLRI

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