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The second annual report on K-12 virtual learning in the state of Michigan continued to show accelerated growth in use but declines in student performance measures. The report prepared by the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, a division of… Read more

A strong majority of Michigan adults – 79% – feel that it is important for middle and high school students to have the option of enrolling in an online course at their local school district, according to a recent… Read more

Michigan Virtual’s “A Report to the Legislature” includes an in-depth summary of Michigan Virtual for Students courses, enrollments and pass rates for 2013-14. “A Report to the Legislature-2014,” is submitted in compliance with Section 98 (6) of Public Act… Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2014

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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

DEANZ, the New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning whose mission is “fostering growth, development, research and good practice in distance education, open learning and flexible delivery systems for education,” is now a project contributor for the Research… Read more

Professional development opportunities from the REMC Association of Michigan (REMCAM) are on tap for January. Registration Open – MI Moodle Moot 2015 Join Moodle enthusiasts from across Michigan to share ideas, collaborate with other users and learn what´s new… Read more

Researchers in the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute at Michigan Virtual wrote one of 10 papers in the Microsoft in Education Transformation Framework paper series, which is a guide for educators and leaders engaged in holistic education transformation. Each paper… Read more

The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute™ (MVLRI™), the research arm of Michigan Virtual, has been hard at work cultivating a network where researchers in the field of K-12 online and blended learning can connect, collaborate and disseminate their work…. Read more

The 10th Michigan Virtual Online Learning Symposium – Online Learning: Making It Work – on November 17 will explore key trends in online and blended learning and examine real-world orientation and support strategies for online learners. The keynote speaker… Read more

Quality Matters (QM), an international organization focused on quality assurance of online courses, has signed on to be a Project Contributor for the Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning, a resource that currently holds over 675 resources… Read more

Michigan Virtual recently released a guide for mentors of online learning students, “Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners,” that is intended to provide an understanding of the fundamental elements of mentoring or coaching students for success with… Read more

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… Read more

Michigan Virtual hired two experienced educators to lead its educational programs and outreach efforts. Tamara Bashore-Berg is the new Executive Director of Educational Programs and Michael Nauss is the Executive Director of Outreach. “Tamara and Michael bring a wealth… Read more

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

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.