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Michael K. Barbour

Touro University California

Michael K. Barbour, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. 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. His background and expertise has resulted in invitations to testify before legislative committees and provide expert testimony on legal cases in several states, across Canada, and in New Zealand.  Additionally, he has also consulted on projects in Australia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden.

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