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Michigan Virtual releases RFI for online course content

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Michigan Virtual is seeking leading providers of online K-12 education in beginning- through advanced-level instruction in the content areas of Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies for online high school and middle school students. Michigan Virtual invites vendors to submit a proposal that meets the criteria established in its Online Course Content for Secondary Education Request for Information.

Michigan Virtual recognizes the valuable contribution to online learning made by many companies and organizations and wishes to work with content providers in partnership to provide Michigan students with high-quality learning experiences. Interest providers will find detailed information in the Request for Information (RFI).

As stated in the RFI, “Michigan Virtual seeks proposals from all vendors who offer highly interactive, engaging online courses, who are willing to provide detailed information about their courses and content, delivery methods, with licensing terms that are compatible with Michigan Virtual’s requirements.”

Michigan Virtual staff knowledgeable about the RFI requirements will make the award selection recommendation to Michigan Virtual management. The staff will involve a team of external reviewers to evaluate the online courses.

The submission process for this RFI consists of a notification of interest email and the formal submission of a proposal. Vendors interested in submitting a proposal must notify Michigan Virtual of their intention by Jan. 31, 2010.

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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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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.