Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) has partnered with three U.S. universities for research projects to advance student success through online and blended learning methods.
In projects with the University of Florida (UF), University of Central Florida (UCF) and Stanford University, FLVS looks to discover new methodologies and ways online and blended learning can positively impact students’ success. The research will also provide FLVS the opportunity to achieve a deeper understanding on these topics while providing a platform for reflection about teaching methods, assessment, curriculum and leadership.
- The University of Florida’s Dr. Carol Beale is working with the FLVS Research and Evaluation Department to develop a pilot incorporating a control and treatment group examining common characteristics of students who are successful in the blended environment.
- The FLVS Research and Evaluation Department is also working with the University of Central Florida’s Dr. Rebecca Hines on a research project in both adaptive online and blended learning, with a concentration on underserved students.
- The Project for Education Research the Scales (PERTS) at Stanford University and FLVS collaborated on a Growth Mindset Pilot. This pilot focuses on teachers implementing Growth Mindset with their online students.