Michael K. Barbour
Touro University, California
Michael K. Barbour has been involved with K-12 distance, online and blended learning for almost two decades as a researcher, evaluator, teacher, course designer and administrator. His research has focused on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions. Recently, Dr. Barbour’s focus has shifted to include governance and policy issues related to effective distance, online and blended learning environments. This has resulted in invitations to testify before House and Senate committees in several states, as well as consulting for Ministries of Education across Canada and in New Zealand. Dr. Barbour completed his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia, his M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning and B.Ed. in Intermediate and Secondary at Memorial University of Newfoundland, his B.A. in Political Science from Carleton University, and, most recently, a Certificate in Adult Education at St. Francis Xavier University.