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Business People Analyzing Statistics Business Documents, Financial Concept
Business People Analyzing Statistics Business Documents, Financial Concept

In the second part of this two-part blog series (part one can be viewed here), we continue sharing the action research carried out by Michigan Virtual teachers as part of their involvement in the teacher professional learning community. Kevin Santer AP Computer Science A, Semester 2 This course is the second semester of… Read more

Business People Analyzing Statistics Business Documents, Financial Concept
Business People Analyzing Statistics Business Documents, Financial Concept

Introduction Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, the instructional design and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI) staff at Michigan Virtual recorded in-depth analytics data to monitor how students engaged with instructional content within two Michigan Virtual School courses. The result of that work has been previously summarized in these two blog posts: Understanding… Read more

Authors Andrew Vanden Heuvel, Michigan Virtual Kristi Peacock, Michigan Virtual Kristen DeBruler, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute Anecdotal evidence from course designers and Michigan Virtual School® (now known as Michigan Virtual™) instructors suggested that some students were not fully engaged with their… Read more

Anecdotal evidence from course designers and Michigan Virtual™ instructors suggested that some students were not fully engaged with their online course materials. There was a commonly held belief by instructional staff and designers that some students were picking and choosing which assignments to do and only did the minimum required to get their desired grade. It was thought that some students were spending only as much time in the course as absolutely necessary, and even when in the course, not taking full advantage of all course materials.

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