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Education Starts with Research
MVLRI’s research provides a foundation to examine, engage and explore educational practices in the industry.
MVLRI is dedicated to taking education techniques to the next level. We believe that with proper research, the ways we learn can continue to evolve to strengthen our futures.

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The mission of MVU is to “advance K-12 learning through digital learning, research, innovation, policy, and partnerships.” With this mission in mind, MVU launched the iEducator (iEd) program in 2015, bringing together higher education, local school districts, and MVU,… Read more

The National Education Policy Center reported that one in 10 students enrolled in a virtual school has a disability, yet virtual schools — be they state or corporate-sponsored — invest little in this population (Molnar, et. al., 2013). Consequences… Read more

In 2016, the Institute for Learning Technologies (ILT) at Teachers College, Columbia University, received a fellowship from MVLRI to investigate learning pathways in Algebra 1A courses offered by Michigan Virtual School, with a focus on how students paced themselves… Read more

As discussed in iEducator 21st Century Digital Learning Corps: Program Design and Reflection (part one of the series), iEds were asked to contribute regularly to publicly available blogs (the focus of part two of this series). The purpose of… Read more

Abstract From December 7 to 12, 2016, Public Sector Consultants Inc. (PSC) conducted a telephone poll with 800 adult residents of Michigan to obtain their opinions about online learning opportunities for public school students in the state. This survey… Read more

This report begins discussion on the topic of credit recovery by testifying to the concept that students who have different reasons for taking online courses perform differently. Specifically, the underperformance of credit recovery students was hypothesized; the contextual information… Read more

ABSTRACT This study, the second in a series examining the shifts in the roles and responsibilities of K-12 educators as a result of evolving instructional models, focuses on teachers implementing elements of blended learning in their classrooms. The aim… Read more

Abstract Based on pupil completion and performance data reported by schools to MDE or CEPI, this report highlights 2015-16 enrollment totals, completion rates, and the overall impact of virtual courses on K-12 pupils. Over 90,000 K-12 students took virtual… Read more

ABSTRACT In this research, we interviewed 12 online teachers and 12 on-site mentors who had high student pass rates in an attempt to identify the strategies that mentors used to improve student success in online courses. Online teachers believed… Read more

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