I serve as the Director of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, the research arm of Michigan Virtual, where I work with a team of researchers and writers on multiple state-legislated research projects focused on policy and practice in K-12 online and blended learning. In addition, I own and operate a consulting firm -- Kathryn Kennedy Consulting -- dedicated to helping organizations and stakeholders as they navigate the changing landscape of the field of education.
I formerly served as the Director of Research for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), adjunct professor and advisor for the Ed.D. program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and assistant professor of instructional technology at Georgia Southern University. My practical experiences and research interests include educator professional development for technology integration and instructional design in traditional, blended, and online learning environments. I previously chaired the K-12 Online Learning SIG for the Society for Information Technology and Teaching Education (SITE). I am one of the founding Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Online Learning Research, a peer-reviewed, international, open source journal published by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). I am also one of the founding Editors of the Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning, an open source handbook published by Carnegie Mellon's ETC Press. I serve on the Advisory Council for the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning.
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