Publications

MVLRI’s research provides a foundation to examine, engage and explore educational practices in the industry.

MVLRI is dedicated to taking education techniques to the next level. We believe that with proper research, the ways we learn can continue to evolve to strengthen our futures.

Report concludes that MOOCs can lead to positive outcomes

Following the conclusion of a massive open online course (MOOC) in the Fall of 2013 by Michigan Virtual and researchers from Kent State University, evidence presented in a final report suggests that MOOCs can lead to positive outcomes, particularly as they relate to getting teachers to think more deeply about

Implementation Guidelines: Section 21f of the State School Aid Act

Student access to any time and any place learning options has expanded under a new law in Michigan. Section 21f of Public Act 60 of 2013 allows students in grades 5 through 12 to take up to two courses online per academic term (with parental consent). Michigan is the seventh

Michigan’s K-12 Virtual Learning Effectiveness Report, 2010-11 to 2012-13

Abstract Based on pupil completion and performance data reported by school entities to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) or the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI), this report highlights enrollment totals, completion rates, and the overall impact of virtual courses on K-12 pupils. Through this report, the authors

2012-13 Annual Report

The Annual Report for the 2012-13 school year provides a summary of the accomplishments of the Institute’ first year of operation. View Publication

Online Education: A Consumer Awareness Report

This document is intended to make consumers aware of the status of online learning in Michigan and is specifically designed to inform parents, school personnel, and school board members of the nature of online learning options, their effectiveness for Michigan students, the costs of these programs, and current trends. View

What Massive Open Online Courses Have to Offer K-12 Teachers & Students

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been on the forefront of current conversations about teaching and learning in the 21st century. The ability for participants at all levels to take free courses in hundreds of topics ranging from guitar to nuclear physics has created as many opportunities as it has

Michigan Association for Secondary School Principals Survey

In May 2013, the Michigan Association for Secondary School Principals (MASSP) in partnership with Michigan Virtual created a survey to assess the current state and anticipated needs of online learning in Michigan’s secondary schools. The survey used a series of multiple choice rating questions along with a few open-ended questions

Guidelines and Model Review Process for Online Courses

For each online course a providing district makes available either through its own district catalog of online courses or the statewide catalog of online courses, the results from a review using the International Association for K-12 Online Learning’s (iNACOL) National Standards for Quality Online Course Standards, Version 23 must be

Astonishing Impact: An Introduction to Five Computer-based Assessment Issues

Astonishing Impact: An Introduction to Five Computer-Based Assessment Issues is a primer on computer-based assessment research and the effect of rapidly developing technology on high- and low-stakes assessment development. The authors identify and discuss five issues showing potential for significant impact on computer-based assessments that can be delivered via the

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