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This document serves as a strategic compass for Michigan Virtual. Working with a group of internal and external stakeholders, we prepared this planning tool to help guide important decisions as we strive to better serve Michigan’s K-12 community and… Read more

Lansing – A new report released by the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute™ at Michigan Virtual examines existing policies and practices related to the evaluation and approval of online and blended learning in the 50 states as well as… Read more

Kent State University in collaboration with Michigan Virtual is offering a free MOOC (massive open online course) on Mobile Technologies for Health for students in grades 9-12. The course, which runs from July 9 – July 27, provides an… Read more

Three Michigan Virtual for Students students will spend four weeks this summer immersed in world language and culture thanks to a partnership with Middlebury Interactive Languages, the academic leader in world language education for K-12 students. Samantha Huelke (Milan… Read more

Lansing – Following the conclusion of a massive open online course (MOOC) in the Fall of 2013 by Michigan Virtual and researchers from Kent State University, evidence presented in a final report suggests that MOOCs can lead to positive… Read more

Student access to any time and any place learning options has expanded under a new law in Michigan. Section 21f of Public Act 60 of 2013 allows students in grades 6 through 12 to take up to two courses… Read more

Based on pupil completion and performance data reported by school entities to the Michigan Department of Education or the Center for Educational Performance and Information, this report highlights 2013-14 enrollment totals, completion rates and the overall impact of virtual… Read more

Lansing – Instructors, staff and administrators from Michigan Virtual® are joining tens of thousands of educators and millions of students from around the country in partnering with the Alliance for Excellent Education on February 5 for the third annual… Read more

Lansing – The Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan (REMCAM) and Michigan Virtual signed a multi-year agreement to collaborate on targeted projects. The two organizations formed a strategic alliance to explore greater alignment and coordination with new and… Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2013

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This report is submitted in compliance with Section 98 (6) of Public Act 196 of 2014, which requires Michigan Virtual to provide, not later than December 1 of each fiscal year, a report to the House and Senate Appropriations… Read more

Lansing – The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute™, a division of Michigan Virtual®, was awarded the 2013 iNACOL Innovator Award for Outstanding Research on October 27 at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium that drew more than 2,000… Read more

Lansing – Four Michigan Virtual students from Williamston High School participated in the 13th annual AT&T/MACUL Student Technology Showcase on Wednesday, October 23, at the State Capitol in Lansing. The students, Alex Chang, Sarah Reichstetter, Tori Tkaczyk and Reed… Read more

2013 Michigan Virtual Symposium

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Michigan Virtual Symposium tackles new online learning legislation Public Act 60 of 2013 provides expanded opportunities for students to enroll in online courses. The legislation expands choice at the course level and serves as a catalyst to expand Michigan-based… Read more

Lansing – The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute has released “What Massive Open Online Courses Have to Offer K-12 Teachers and Students.” Written by Dr. Rick Ferdig of Kent State University, the report examines the relatively new education delivery… Read more

The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute has released “Astonishing Impact: An Introduction to Five Computer-Based Assessment Issues,” a new report that examines computer-based assessments. The report represents a collaborative effort between Michigan Virtual, the parent company of the Institute,… Read more

Frederick Page of Dearborn, following the path of pioneers in the field of online education, was named the 2013 Online Teacher of the Year by Michigan Virtual on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Page has been an online instructor for Michigan Virtual’s… Read more

Update: Michigan Virtual no longer offers the Career Online High School program. Michigan Virtual, ed2go and Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) have agreed to explore strategies to offer an adult career online high school to Michigan adult citizens. SHCOE… Read more

The Guidelines and Review Process for the statewide catalog of online courses, developed to comply with a new policy contained in the FY14 State School Aid Act, is now available at https://michiganvirtual.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/guidelines_model_2013.pdf. Section 21f of Public Act 60 of… Read more

In May 2013, the Michigan Association for Secondary School Principals (MASSP) in partnership with Michigan Virtual created a survey to assess the current state and anticipated needs of online learning in Michigan’s secondary schools. The survey used a series… Read more

Section 21f of the State School Aid Act expands access to digital learning options for students in Michigan. The new digital learning initiative was approved by the Legislature and the Governor in June 2013. This legislation enables public school… Read more

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