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Michigan Virtual researchers publish paper in Microsoft educator guide

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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 in the framework focuses on critical conversations that are needed for effective transformation of education systems.

“This research paper demonstrates our commitment to share best practices and expand the knowledge base for K-12 online and blended learning through high quality, high-impact research,” said Jamey Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Michigan Virtual, the parent organization of MVLRI.

The MVLRI paper, “Personalized Learning for Global Citizens,” highlights the research on personalized learning, provides examples of personalized learning facilitated by technology and offers guiding principles for leaders and educators who are planning personalized learning programs.

“The Microsoft in Education Transformation Framework paper series provides the essential prompts that educators need to frame critical conversations about holistic transformation in education systems,” says Kathryn Kennedy, Senior Researcher at Michigan Virtual’s Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute. “With the research-based information that’s included, these contributions to the field provide both evidence and step-by-step guidance.”

MVLRI’s Kennedy, Joe Freidhoff and Kristen DeBruler authored “Personalized Learning for Global Citizens.”

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“Education leaders and policymakers who seek evidence to guide their decisions about technology for effective and innovative teaching now have a series of papers written by experts from around the world in the new Education Transformation Framework from Microsoft in Education,” said Cathy Cavanaugh, Director of Teaching and Learning in Worldwide Education at Microsoft. “Leaders are asking us more frequently for guidance on personalized learning to meet needs of increasingly diverse students, especially in schools where teaching time and learning resources are more limited than ever. The series paper, ‘Personalized Learning for Global Citizens,’ by Kathryn Kennedy, Joe Freidhoff and Kristen DeBruler, is an essential, thoroughly researched, and much-needed contribution to the paper series that has been very favorably received already by school and government leaders.”

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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®, Michigan LearnPort®, and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute™.

About MVLRI
The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute™ draws upon recognized state and national leaders from K-12 schools, higher education and the private industry to provide research, evaluation and development expertise that support Michigan’s students, parents, schools, K-12 and postsecondary educators and state and local policymakers. More information

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About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual™ (formally known as Michigan Virtual University®) provides online courses for Michigan students, professional development for educators and is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute®. As a nonprofit organization with more than 20 years of experience, Michigan Virtual is Michigan’s leading voice in online education. Visit us at michiganvirtual.org.

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