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Keeping Pace attempts to anticipate shifts in where such activity is concentrated, how practices are changing, advances in technology and devices, and the degree to which state policy impacts digital learning. Download the Report

The State of Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development through the Skilled Trades Training Fund awarded Capital Communications, Inc., a Plymouth-based leader in telecommunications $30,000 to participate in online and classroom training for the Connected Vehicle Professional program… Read more

Annette Gleason of Negaunee is Michigan Virtual’s 2015 Online Teacher of the Year. Since 2008, Michigan Virtual has chosen one online instructor to represent this special breed of educators who combine the unique skills of a classroom teacher with… Read more

Michigan Virtual’s Virtual Learning Solutions recently partnered with Mobile Comply, a Pontiac-based international leader in mobile training and curriculum development, to implement an interactive, virtual learning environment that provides a blended learning environment for their innovate training program. There… Read more

Michigan Virtual kicks off the inaugural iEducator 21st Century Digital Learning Corps this month, training 14 recent education graduates in the art of online teaching. The iEducator Corps employs recent graduates of Michigan’s teacher preparation programs who are ready… Read more

More and more students are taking courses online — enrollments in virtual courses jumped more than 60% last year for Michigan students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and approximately 76,000 K-12 students participated in nearly 320,000 online course enrollments… Read more

Michigan Virtual is partnering with Knowledge Delivery Systems, a leading provider of strategic and blended professional learning solutions for states and school districts, to re-launch KDS courses in its Michigan LearnPort online learning management system. Michigan Virtual will be… Read more

Michigan Virtual recently released the Online Learning Orientation Tool, or OLOT, a free, self-paced, web-based resource that is intended to help students understand what online learning entails and introduces the skills and knowledge that are key to success. OLOT… Read more

  The first Blackboard K-12 Executive Symposium in Detroit, March 2, will feature Jamey Fitzpatrick, President & CEO of Michigan Virtual, in a panel presentation with school superintendents from Utica, Gladstone, Fraser and Fall Creek, Wisc. The panel will… Read more

Michigan Virtual‘s research arm, the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, conducted a study of the similarities and differences across Virtual School Leadership Alliance member programs with a focus on teacher recruitment, hiring, training, support, evaluation and retention. Teachers are… Read more

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

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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.