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Category: Research

Where the Research is @iNACOL 2017

For the last few years, MVLRI & TLA have been co-hosting the preconference K-12 Research Community Meeting at iNACOL. We hope to see you this

Episode 43: John Jacobs, Wisconsin eSchool Network

https://soundcloud.com/mvlri/episode-43-john-jacobs-wiscons-eschool-network John Jacobs, the Director of the Wisconsin eSchool Network, joins us for this episode. He paints for us a picture of the digital learning

Episode 42: Charles Graham, BYU and Jered Borup, GMU

https://soundcloud.com/mvlri/episode-42-charles-graham-byu-and-jered-borup-gmu In this episode, we’re talking with two researchers about a project they are currently working on to develop a tool to assess readiness for

Understanding Engagement in K-12 Online Courses: Part Two

Authors Andrew Vanden Heuvel, Michigan Virtual Kristi Peacock, Michigan Virtual Kristen DeBruler, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute Anecdotal evidence from course designers and Michigan Virtual School® (now known

Episode 41: John Watson of Evergreen Education Returns

https://soundcloud.com/mvlri/episode-41-john-watson-of-evergreen-education-returns In this episode, we are joined once again by John Watson of the Evergreen Education Group. Since the last time John joined us, he

Understanding Engagement in K-12 Online Courses: Part One

Anecdotal evidence from course designers and Michigan Virtual™ instructors suggested that some students were not fully engaged with their online course materials. There was a commonly held belief by instructional staff and designers that some students were picking and choosing which assignments to do and only did the minimum required to get their desired grade. It was thought that some students were spending only as much time in the course as absolutely necessary, and even when in the course, not taking full advantage of all course materials.

Creating Conditions that Promote Success in Online Learning

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts written by Michigan Virtual’s Regional Mentor Leaders to bring to life what mentors do to build and maintain a supportive online learner environment to help students be successful. If you are a mentor and would like to share a strategy, a success story, or another topic that illustrates how you support students, please email [email protected].

Getting to Know Billy

This is the third in a series of blog posts written by Michigan Virtual’s Regional Mentor Leaders to bring to life what mentors do to build and maintain a supportive online learner environment to help students be successful. If you are a mentor and would like to share a strategy, a success story, or another topic that illustrates how you support students, please email [email protected].

The Student Who Made It Anyway

This is the second in a series of blog posts written by Michigan Virtual’s Regional Mentor Leaders to bring to life what mentors do to build and maintain a supportive online learner environment to help students be successful. If you are a mentor and would like to share a strategy, a success story, or another topic that illustrates how you support students, please email [email protected].

Episode 40: Kim Loomis, Clark County School District, Nevada

https://soundcloud.com/mvlri/episode-40-kim-loomis-clark-county-school-district-nevada In this episode, we’re talking with Kim Loomis of the Clark County School District in Clark County, Nevada. Kim serves as the Director of

Success in a Totally Virtual Program

This is the first in a series of blog posts written by Michigan Virtual’s Regional Mentor Leaders to bring to life what mentors do to

Online Credit Recovery Series: Buchanan High School

This blog post is the thir­­d and final in MVLRI’s series on online credit recovery programs in Michigan, examining their intended purposes and key outcomes,

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