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Clearinghouse: Landing Page Guidelines


Project contributors must adhere to landing page guidelines when linking to Research Clearinghouse resources. This process describes those guidelines for maintaining the components.


  1. First, the following language must be included in the “About” section of the landing page:
    “The K-12 Online and Blended Learning Clearinghouse is a collaborative effort led by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute to provide a repository of references to research articles and other publications from the field of K-12 online and blended learning. Click here for more information about the Research Clearinghouse.”
  2. Next, be sure to add a link to the Research Clearinghouse’s Advanced Search page.
  3. Then keep up-to-date on keywords and their links on partner landing pages. Michigan Virtual/iNACOL will continually update a list of keywords used to organize the Research Clearinghouse, keywords include: At-Risk, Blended Learning, Competency-Based Learning, Evaluation, Online Assessment, Online Survey Methodology, Online Professional Development, Special Education, Standards and Virtual Schools.
  4. Next, update the Date Added information to assist users in identifying newly-added resources. The Research Clearinghouse will use a convention where the month and year a resource was added is captured in the keyword field. Below is a complete list of date keywords and permalinks for the first year of the Research Clearinghouse. These date keywords must also be kept up-to-date on a project contributor’s landing page.
  5. Finally, ensure that the project contributor’s information is up to date. An example of a project contributor is the Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities (COLSD).

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