eLearn Magazine – Call for articles

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eLearn Magazine is looking for articles in the area of K-12 blended and online learning. Today’s changing education landscape increasingly includes K-12 online and blended learning in partnership with K-12 virtual schools and other educational agencies, and these approaches are transforming the education system.

This column invites forward thinking in next generation learning that expands beyond yesterday’s receptive uniform designs of education to envision personalized anytime anywhere models. Articles will contribute to the growing knowledge in preparing for next generation learning that emphasizes student-centered, personalized instruction, and provides increased opportunities for student-student communication and collaboration. There will also be considerable emphasis on innovative strategies for using technologies to transform learning environments as well as how to prepare teachers and leaders to build and facilitate these environments. eLearn Magazine welcomes international perspectives and encourages work that provides contrast to how education works in the United States. This means articles can but do not have to be transferable to a U.S. context.

Readership includes providers and consumers of online learning, particularly instructional designers, educators (both scholastic and corporate), and corporate trainers and managers. Please assume that readers know that eLearning is a growing and interesting field. Begin article with the most interesting idea that your article is adding to the field.

eLearn’s newsletter has 9,400 monthly subscribers. Below are some statistics on readership for 2013:

  • 452,600 unique visitors
  • 1,082,462 page views
  • 2,435,233 article downloads
Co-chairs of K-12 Online Learning Section of eLearn
Kathryn Kennedy

Senior Researcher, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, Michigan Virtual

Cathy Cavanaugh

Director of Teaching and Learning in Worldwide Education, Microsoft

Keryn Pratt

Doctoral and Distance Programmes Coordinator, Centre for Distance Education and Learning Technologies, University of Otago College of Education

Submission Guidelines

Submit proposals and/or completed articles to Kathryn Kennedy at [email protected]. If submitting a full article, it should be in APA format in a Word Document, with tables and graphics embedded in the document. It is a rolling deadline, so there are no specific due dates for articles. Also, there is no need to blind articles.

Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute

Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute

The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI) is a non-biased organization that exists to expand Michigan’s ability to support new learning models, engage in active research to inform new policies in online and blended learning, and strengthen the state’s infrastructures for sharing best practices. MVLRI works with all online learning environments to develop the best practices for the industry as a whole.

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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.