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MVLRI staff attended the 2017 Blended and Personalized Learning Conference, hosted by The Highlander Institute, The Christensen Institute and The Learning Accelerator. Over the course of two days, attendees and presenters connected on a number of different topics in the realm of blended and personalized learning, including curriculum design, systems-wide change, professional development, and equity… Read more

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 Standards for high-quality online education are widely used, but to date, just one study has attempted to validate them. The iNACOL Standards are the focus of my doctoral research, and… Read more

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. Throughout the course of this series, we’ll be talking to administrators of online credit recovery programs about their intended purposes and key outcomes, the benefits… Read more

By Stephanie Wormington Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, University of Virginia Email: [email protected] Consider two students in an online Geometry course. Both students enjoy math, see themselves as math people, and want to learn as much as possible. One student also wants to show her teacher she’s the best student in… Read more

Michigan’s K-12 online learning policies have evolved significantly over the last two decades, allowing for more instructional options and learning opportunities for students in public schools. Two specific policy shifts have likely had the most impact on how Michigan’s schools make online learning options available to their students. First is a 2006 requirement, passed as… Read more

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Written by: Diane Mayse, Ph.D. Data Manager for Blended Learning Programs Connections Education [email protected] Brian Reed Business Intelligence Developer Connections Education Remember when the advent of technology in education meant we were going to have better access to more data sets that were going to make our lives as teachers and school leaders easier and… Read more

For the last few years, MVLRI has been discussing the importance of community and making sure that we all work together to move the field forward. Based on our discussions with members of the community, we would like to propose the idea of biannual meetings, once in the fall and once in the summer. These… Read more

By Saro Mohammed For the third year, the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute is pleased to host a pre-conference workshop specifically focused on research at iNACOL’s annual symposium. This year, MVLRI is joining with The Learning Accelerator (TLA) to bring you a free, day-long session open to all attendees — not just researchers! Title: K-12… Read more

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for the 28th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). The Conference invites proposals related to the use of information technology in teacher education and instruction about information technology in preservice, inservice, graduate teacher education and faculty/staff development. Accepted papers presented will be… Read more

By Yu-Chun Kuo Rowan University [email protected] The use of educational technology appears to be a method to prevent students from leaving school (Harper & Boggan, 2011; Reimer & Smink, 2005; Roblyer, 2006; Smith, Clark, & Blomeyer, 2005). Fully online and blended learning are two of the most popular course delivery methods in K-12 education. The… Read more

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