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October 1, 2015

Come See Us @ OLC In Orlando!

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Pre-conference and regular sessions featuring MVLRI
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*Register for our pre-conference session here!*

Our pre-conference session, entitled, “Get Involved in K-12 Online Learning Research”, will highlight the work of the Institute and its fellows, including Dr. Jered Borup of George Mason University and Dr. Michael Barbour of Sacred Heart University. The session will be held on 10/14 from 8:30 to 11:30 am in room Oceanic 6. Register here.

MVU presenters are also featured in the following general sessions:

  • Mentors Wanted: Improving Online Student Success by Helping On-Site Mentors Fulfill Their Responsibilities – 10/14 @ 12:45 pm, Americas Seminar
  • The Work of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute – 10/14 @ 1:45 pm, Atlantic Hall G6
  • A Cross-Case Analysis of Teaching Infrastructure Across Virtual Schools – 10/15 @ 11:15 am, Atlantic Hall A1
  • An Exploration of Accountability in K-12 Online Learning – 10/16 @ 9:30 am, Asia 5

Please feel free to find us to say hello or discuss opportunities for collaboration. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our most recent webinar session recording has been posted on our YouTube channel. Dr. Dennis Beck provided an overview of research on K-12 online and blended learning’s impact on vulnerable populations. View the recording here.
Click here to listen to our latest podcast episode, featuring Paul Curtis, Director of Curriculum of the New Tech Network. We had a great conversation about project-based learning, tech-focused curriculum, and his organization’s work in changing the nature of schooling.
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September 30, 2015

Reserve your 2015 NERA Hotel Room by October 2, 2015!

From today’s inbox…

Dear NERA Members,

October is imminent, and that means one thing: NERA 2015 is just a few weeks away! The 2015 Co-Chairs have been working away on all aspects of the conference, and everything is shaping up nicely.  The full program will be posted within a day or two, but I am attaching the Program-at-a-Glance to this email for your convenience.

NOTE:  if you are planning to stay at the Trumbull Marriott, you MUST book your room by October 2, 2015to get conference rates and be assured of a room.

NERA has negotiated affordable room rates for conference attendees. To receive these special conference rates, please call (203) 380-6323 between 8:30am – 5:00pm (EDT) Monday – Friday.

As with previous years, each night’s stay at the hotel on Wednesday, October 21st or Thursday, October 22nd during the conference includes three full meals. Specifically, each NERA hotel guest receives dinner on the night of their stay and breakfast and lunch on the following day. That means if you reserve a hotel room for Wednesday and Thursdaynights, all of your meals will be covered from Wednesday dinner to Friday lunch.

April Zenisky
NERA President


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CanadaMoot News: Update: Oct. 20 – 23, 2015 MONTREAL!!!

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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Update: Oct. 20 – 23, 2015 MONTREAL!!!
by Frances Long – Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 10:32 AM
French version follows = Version française ci-dessous

Université de Montréal & Polytechnique Montréal, along with the Canadian Moodle community, are proudly hosting Canada Moodle Moot 2015 in Montreal, October 20 – 23, 2015!

1.  Moot Location: Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant – Université de Montréal

2. Late registration fees begin on October 01 so register by September 30 to get the good rates!  Go to: and change the language to your preference. Click this link:

Direct registration links follow:

To attend in-person:

To attend online:

3. Take a look at our sessions: (remember to scroll down the page)

4. Introducing a Special get together for Moodle developers on Friday, October 23.

5. Join us for our pre-conference on Tuesday, October 21 – it is just the best way to learn new tips and tricks with Moodle. Also at the pre-conference will be Martin Dougiamas, Moodle Lead Developer to answer your questions.  Consider joining us for our banquet on Wednesday night, October 21 – we always have fun!

We look forward to learning and sharing with you at the Canada Moot 2015!

Questions?  contact Frances Long


L’Université de Montréal et Polytechnique Montréal, de concert avec la communauté Moodle canadienne, sont les hôtes du MoodleMoot canadien du 20 au 23 octobre 2015.

1. Lieu: Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant – Université de Montréal

2. Bénéficiez du tarif ordinaire jusqu’au 30 septembre ! Le coût sera plus élevé à partir du 1er octobre.  Allez à et choisissez la langue de votre choix. Et voici deux liens directs vers le système d’inscription:

Participation sur place:

Participation en ligne:

3. Consultez notre programme: (descendre au bas de la page).

4. Les développeurs sont conviés à un rendez-vous spécial le vendredi 23 octobre.

5. Le mardi 21 octobre, c’est le pré-colloque, une occasion d’apprendre de nouveaux trucs sur Moodle et d’échanger avec Martin Dougiamas, développeur en chef. Mercredi soir, venez vous amuser avec nous au banquet.

Au plaisir de voir et d’échanger avec vous!  Pour toute information, contactez Frances Long à

September 28, 2015

REMINDER! Register and Book Your Hotel for NERA by 10/1

Also from last week’s inbox…

Dear Current and Future NERA Members,

This is a friendly reminder to register for this year’s NERA Conference on October 21-23 in Trumbull, CT.You must register for the conference by October 1st to avoid late fees being added to the regular rates. The conference registration fees are below:

2015 Conference Registration Fees – On or Before October 1st (after October 1st):

  • Professional member – $85.00 ($100.00)
  • Full-time Student – $30.00 ($40.00)
  • Retired member – $20.00 ($20.00)

DON’T FORGET – All hotel reservations must be made by Wednesday, September 30th to receive the special conference rates. Please call (203) 380-6323 between 8:30am – 5:00pm (EDT) Monday – Friday. If you are calling off-hours, leave your name and phone number and a hotel contact person will call you back.

For more information about conference registration and hotel reservations, please see

We look forward to seeing you in October! If you have any further questions, please contact us

Thank you,
Your NERA Conference Team,
Amanda Clauser, National Board of Medical Examiners
Kimberly Colvin, University at Albany, SUNY
Katrina Roohr, Educational Testing Service
NERA 2015 Conference Co-chairs

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Reminder – Online Learning Consortium International Conference: K-12 Online Teaching And Learning Track

A reminder that the up-coming Online Learning Consortium‘s International Conference from 14-16 October 2015 in Orlando, Florida will feature – for the first time – a K-12 online teaching and learning track.

My colleague Anissa Vega has created a flyer to advertize this track and I will be posting each week entire the conference.


You can also download a PDF version of this flyer to distribute among your networks.

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