michigan virtual university http://michiganradio.org en How effective are online classes for K-12 students in Michigan? http://michiganradio.org/post/how-effective-are-online-classes-k-12-students-michigan <p></p> <p> Online learning. Make no mistake about it: It is here and it is growing.</p><p>The number of students taking online courses has grown 52% in the past three years. In the 2012-2013 school year, some 55,000 students in Michigan took a virtual course.</p><p>A new report from the Michigan Virtual University looks at virtual learning for K-12 students –who’s taking online classes, what kinds of classes and how effective the classes are.</p><p>The results are mixed.</p><p>Jamey Fitzpatrick is president and CEO of Michigan Virtual University, and he joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:58:37 +0000 Stateside Staff 17237 at http://michiganradio.org How effective are online classes for K-12 students in Michigan? Study: Online learning needs to be more personalized http://michiganradio.org/post/study-online-learning-needs-be-more-personalized <p>A new <a href="http://www.mivu.org/Default.aspx?tabid=57">study by Michigan Virtual University</a> is calling for schools to do more to adapt online learning to students' learning needs.</p><p>MVU is a non-profit set up by the state in 1998. It offers online courses and professional development to Michigan's K-12 schools.</p><p>MVU interviewed dozens of state and national education leaders about the future of education and the best role for technology.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:03:42 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11661 at http://michiganradio.org Study: Online learning needs to be more personalized