Dr Michael Barbour – Associate Professor, Touro University, California

Michael K. Barbour is an of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University, California in Vallejo, California, USA.

He has been involved with K-12 distance, online, and blended learning for over two decades as a researcher, evaluator, teacher, course designer, and administrator. Michael’s research has focused on the effective design, delivery, and support of K-12 distance, online, and blended learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.This focus includes how regulation, governance, and policy can impact effective distance, online, and blended learning environments. Michael has a long history with the field in New Zealand, having written several national reports, serving on the governance board of the VLN Primary, conducting several research studies, and providing written and oral testimony to the Education and Science Parliamentary Committee.