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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… Read more

Written by: Diane Mayse, Ph.D. Data Manager for Blended Learning Programs Connections Education dmayse@connectionsacademy.com 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… 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… 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… 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… Read more

By Yu-Chun Kuo Rowan University kuo@rowan.edu 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… Read more

A University of Maine doctoral candidate is seeking research participants for a Skype/Zoom/Hangout based study concerning high school teachers’ experiences in both the brick-and-mortar and virtual classrooms. The study is entitled, “A Multiple Case Study of Secondary School Teachers’… Read more

I taught English language arts, reading, and English as a Second language classes in a junior high for almost 10 years. In that time, I became really interested in how teachers decide not just what to teach, but what… Read more

By Cynthia Clark Doctoral Candidate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Findings from dissertation study, February 22, 2016 In order for deep learning to occur in online secondary science courses, effective methods for inquiry must be developed so that students… Read more

By Dr. Jered Borup Introduction and Background Learning online can be especially challenging for many students because they need to master the content while they simultaneously develop the knowledge and skills required to learn online (Lowes & Lin, 2015)…. Read more

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