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How do online schools and curriculum providers attend to the myriad needs of teachers, students, and staff? This constant juggling act requires skill, tact, and most of all, data. To cite one example, Scout from the University of California is busy determining the ideal length of our registration window. Scout students come from different middle… Read more

We are posting this for Kristine Pytash and Jennifer Nigh of Kent State University who are conducting a study of online writing teachers. Please share this out with your networks. Two Kent State University researchers are currently searching for potential participants for a research project, “Understanding the Perspectives of Online Writing Teachers: A Quantitative Survey… Read more

This request is from a doctoral student who needs teachers who are using OER to fill out a short survey. See her request below. I am writing to request your participation in a short survey about how K-12 educators use Open Educational Resources in their work. The information gathered will be used to understand how… Read more

Michigan Virtual staff members will be presenting at the 2015 MACUL Conference this week on Thursday and Friday in Room 358. Please visit us at booth 145 and booth 614 in the exhibitor’s hall on both days. Thursday, March 19 Leading for Blended Learning 10-11 a.m. Join Michigan Virtual’s MyBlend team for a discussion about… Read more

On March 10, the National Education Policy Center (NEPC), released its third annual report on virtual schools in the U.S. In this report, entitled Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2015, the authors tackle subjects such as key policy issues in virtual schools, existing research to guide policy, and statistics on the number of virtual schools,… Read more

Investigators at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Hartley University are looking for virtual school teachers and students to participate in a study called “The Experience of Online Secondary Science Education from the Perspectives of Teachers and Students.” They’re looking for schools who offer online secondary science courses. Virtual schools across the country are… Read more

We hope to see you at SITE 2015 in Las Vegas this week! Below is a list of the sessions that are categorized under the Virtual Schooling SIG. Safe travels, and we’ll see you in Vegas! [table id=15 /] [table id=16 /] [table id=17 /] [table id=18 /]

My name is Jason Siko, and I’m currently an assistant professor of educational technology at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids. My research interests included K-12 online and blended learning. I am looking for teachers, administrators, and researchers to review a series of modules that promote readiness skills in online learning. These modules were… Read more

Several states are using end-of-course assessments (EOCs) as quality assurance metrics for both online and face-to-face courses. Michigan is developing and implementing EOCs as part of the larger state assessment program. End-of-course assessments (EOCs) have gained attention in recent years as part of statewide assessment programs designed to create student, teacher, and district-level accountability measures…. Read more

A special issue of Online Learning, the official journal of the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C), will be published in December 2015. This issue will focus on K-12 online learning. Submission deadline: June 30, 2015 Online Learning promotes the development and dissemination of new knowledge at the intersection of pedagogy, emerging technology, policy, and practice… Read more

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