Today’s post is by one of our Institute Fellows, Dr. Susan Lowes, who is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Institute for Learning
It’s hard to believe, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about SITE 2015 conference in Las Vegas, NV, March 2-6, 2015. As co-chairs
We need to stop giving tools the credit for engaging our students and put the focus back on teachers.
The Journal of Online Learning Research, an AACE Journal, is seeking submissions for research articles. For more information, please see full call below. General Call
Do you know an individual, team, or body of work deserving of recognition for their contribution to the field of online and blended learning? Nominations
MVLRI’s inaugural webinar will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 2-2:30 p.m. EDT. For this inaugural edition of the MVLRI webinar series, the MVLRI team
With Michigan’s school aid act for the 2012-13 school year, the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, housed at Michigan Virtual University, was asked to create
In order to keep up with everyone’s interests, foster collaboration between researchers who are working in the same area, and connect practitioners with researchers who
We have compiled a list of peer-reviewed journals that publish pertinent scholarship specific to K-12 online and blended learning. The list includes journal titles, publishers,
Today’s post features one of MVLRI’s past Fellows, Dr. Rick Ferdig of Kent State, and his colleague, Dr. Kristy Pytash, also of Kent State. They
Since the voluntary use of Internet technologies entered education, several waves of innovation have occurred; I would argue we are now at Wave Number 5
GVSU’s library is a flexible study environment that K-12 education should emulate.
Mary Wever personalizes learning to meet the diverse needs of her students.
Innovator or antagonist? You decide.
The digital divide need not turn your classroom into a case of have/have-nots
Could schools hold classes even when the weather closes down the building?
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.