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About Michael Barbour

Michael K. Barbour 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 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.

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By | 2018-02-24T19:00:59+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Facebook, Social Media|

You Have A New Read

Note that in addition to posting copies of the annual report to the "State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada" website, the lead researchers also post copies of the report to their various open scholarship networks.  Last week they posted a notice from, and this week they are [...]

By | 2018-02-21T13:43:35+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Open Scholarship, State of the Nation|

Review Your Experiences With CANeLearn

The Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) has been in formal existence since around 2013.  During that time we have been consistently hosting events, partnering with other organizations, and building a library of resources to support K-12 elearning throughout Canada.  For example, we have hosted Summer Leadership Summits in 2014, 2015, and [...]

By | 2018-02-21T12:03:54+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Facebook, Social Media|

Request for Presentation Proposals is Open | iNACOL Symposium 2018

We received this notice late last week. To view this email as a web page, go here. Dear Colleagues: iNACOL is now accepting Requests for Presentation Proposals to present at the iNACOL Symposium, held at the Nashville Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee on October 21-24, 2018. This year's theme is: Driving the Transformation of [...]

By | 2018-02-15T21:44:19+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Call for Proposals, Conferences, iNACOL|

John Paul II High School (North Battleford, SK) Recipient Of The McDowell Foundation Award For Outstanding Research

The McDowell Foundation Award was introduced in 1998 to celebrate the work of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to educational research. In 2013 the Board of Directors restructured the McDowell Foundation Award to celebrate the outstanding contributions to educational research from a contributing research team. 2017-18 Award Recipient: John [...]

By | 2018-02-15T13:04:18+00:00 February 16th, 2018|blended learning, Grants, Staff News|

You Just Got 11 Views On “Barbour, M. K., & LaBonte, R. (2017). State Of The Nation Study: K-12…”

We noticed that the researchers over at the CANeLearn-partnered "State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada" project posted this notice they received from one of the researcher's open scholarship networks earlier this week. Hi Michael, Congratulations! You uploaded your paper 2 days ago and it is already gaining traction. [...]

By | 2018-02-11T18:17:13+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Open Scholarship, State of the Nation|
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