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Stateside
4:58 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

How effective are online classes for K-12 students in Michigan?

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Online learning. Make no mistake about it: It is here and it is growing.

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.

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.

The results are mixed.

Jamey Fitzpatrick is president and CEO of Michigan Virtual University, and he joined us today.

Listen to the full interview above.

Education
6:03 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Study: Online learning needs to be more personalized

Michigan Virtual University expects 28,000 K-12 students in this school year.
Courtesy: Michigan Virtual University

A new study by Michigan Virtual University is calling for schools to do more to adapt online learning to students' learning needs.

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.

MVU interviewed dozens of state and national education leaders about the future of education and the best role for technology.

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