Michigan Virtual research arm adds Canadian organization as contributor
CANeLearn, a Canadian registered not-for-profit society whose mission is “to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning,” is now a project contributor for the Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning. The Research Clearinghouse is the largest initiative of its kind in the U.S. with more than 650 research-based studies and documents.
The Research Clearinghouse is a collaborative effort led by the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, a division of Michigan Virtual, and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) to provide a repository of references to research articles and other publications from the field of K-12 online and blended learning. This project has been made possible by generous financial support from Next Generation Learning Challenges and in-kind support from iNACOL and the Michigan Virtual.
“The clearinghouse is attracting researchers and educational practitioners from around the globe who are examining lessons learned and published best practices in online and blended learning. This new collaborative will help to strengthen our ability to identify trends and improve online programs based on results,” said Jamey Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Michigan Virtual.
Randy LaBonte, CEO of the Canadian eLearning Network, said, “We are grateful for the leadership provided through iNACOL and the MVLRI in creating the international Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning. Our network was founded as a learning organization, and we are privileged to help contribute, learn, and inform effective practices internationally through this partnership and sharing of K-12 research.”
As a project contributor, CANeLearn regularly submits references to keep the Research Clearinghouse up-to-date with the latest in research in the field. Verena Roberts, CANeLearn’s Chief Innovation Officer, said, “Considering the potential research opportunities in so many aspects of online and blended learning, I am ecstatic to be involved in such an exciting collaborative international initiative.”
Their main concentration will be to build the Clearinghouse’s capacity for Canada-specific studies. The keyword “CANeLearn” has been added to the Clearinghouse, and those sources labeled as such are references contributed by CANeLearn and its affiliate members.
For more information about your organization becoming a Project Contributor, see the Project Contributor Guidelines [http://k12onlineresearch.org/templates/PDF/contributorguide.pdf] and/or contact Kathryn Kennedy, MVLRI, Senior Research, at [email protected].
About Michigan Virtual
Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.
CANeLearn is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society whose mission is “to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning.” Visit CANeLearn »