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December 14, 2018

Publication Alert ūüďö New Research in Online & Blended Learning

Note this alert from MVLRI in yesterday’s inbox.

 Our latest publications are now available!

Stay up to date with the latest research on virtual learning by following new publications. Below you will find the abstracts to our most recent publications, as well as links to the full, downloadable reports. We hope you find them helpful.

Teacher Evaluation and Effectiveness Report
Shannon Smith, Michigan Virtual


This report details Michigan Virtual’s efforts to adopt the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching evaluation rubric for online teachers. Michigan Virtual Student Learning Services administration modified Danielson’s evaluation rubric to suit the online teaching context, and developed an observation resource for use with the rubric. Phase 1 implementation of the evaluations was successful overall; it succeeded in both bringing Michigan Virtual in compliance with Public Act 173 by adopting an evaluation system and providing valuable professional development and growth opportunities for teachers.

The Role of Online Teaching in Michigan Teacher Preparation Programs
Kristen DeBruler, Michigan Virtual

This report details how online K-12 teaching is represented in college level teacher preparation programs in Michigan through a case study methodology grounded in the TPACK framework. Teacher preparation program websites and syllabi were the primary data sources; overall online teaching specifically was not prevalent among required course topics.

Blended Teaching Readiness: Phase 2 – Instrument Development
Charles R. Graham, Brigham Young University
Jered Borup, George Mason University
Emily Pulham, Brigham Young University
Ross Larsen, Brigham Young University


This research completes a two-year research process to create and empirically validate an instrument to measure K-12 Blended Teaching Readiness. This report details the process as well as the successful efforts to validate and make available an instrument for use by individuals, schools, districts, and universities. Additionally, the report documents the process of creating a second, shorter instrument focusing on four of the most essential pedagogical competencies for blended teaching. In addition to the development of readiness instruments, we created a guidebook for open and free use titled, K-12 Blended Teaching: A Practical Guide for Teachers.

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Another item from one of my open scholarship networks.

[PDF]¬†Supporting Literacy With Accessibility: Virtual School Course Designers’ Planning for Students With Disabilities

MF Rice
As more K-12 students with disabilities enroll in online courses, virtual schools and
programs are working to make courses accessible through stronger course design.
When course designers approach the issue of accessibility, they must comply with …
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A history of K-12 distance, online, and blended learning worldwide

13 December 2018: Google Alert ‚Äď LRN

The corporate alert for K12, Inc. from yesterday.


As-it-happens update¬†‚čÖ¬†December 13, 2018

K12 Inc. (LRN) Shares Sold by Citadel Advisors LLC

Citadel Advisors LLC lessened its stake in K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) by 36.3% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities¬†…
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Bessemer Group Inc. Has $931000 Position in K12 Inc. (LRN)

Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its holdings in K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) by 5.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with¬†…
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Royce & Associates LP Sells 3229 Shares of K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN)

Royce & Associates LP lessened its position in shares of K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) by 0.5% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most¬†…
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Loopring [NEO] (LRN) Price Hits $0.0541

Loopring [NEO] (CURRENCY:LRN) traded down 4.3% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on December 12th.
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K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) Ducks Under The Trend Line

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) shares have experienced a recent steady downtrend, causing some concern for shareholders.
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Callahan Advisors Has Decreased Its Nike Class B (NKE) Position; Palisade Capital Management …

Palisade Capital Management Llc decreased K12 Inc (LRN) stake by 2.16% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Palisade Capital Management Llc sold¬†…
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As-it-happens update¬†‚čÖ¬†December 13, 2018
Share Direction Update on K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) Quant PI at 1.38544

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) currently has a 6 month price index of 1.38544. The six month price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the¬†…
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