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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.

[REPOST] 2017 Brief Issue Papers

We noticed that the researchers at the CANeLearn-partnered State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada project posted this announcement yesterday. The first issue paper, Virtual High School K-5 Course Writing Project, written by Steve Baker and Kimberley Loebach of Virtual High School (VHS), describes insights into the processes undertaken [...]

By | 2018-01-10T22:52:18+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Research, State of the Nation|

Final Reminder: Speak Up Survey

This scrolled through our Twitter stream last month and the deadline to complete is fast approaching. We encourage all CANeLearn members to participate in the annual Speak Up survey at  The survey is open until January 19, 2018.

By | 2017-12-11T13:59:57+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Speak Up Survey|

OpenCon18 K-12 Athabasca – A Virtual & Free Teacher PD Opportunity

Note this online and free professional development opportunity that CANeLearn members might find of interest. OpenCon18 K-12 Athabasca A virtual, free K-12 Open Educational Resources Teacher PD Offering January 25, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. MST Theme: “Building the K-12 OER Teacher Network” Follow on Twitter: #K-12OC2018 Open Education Resource (OER) Novice [...]

By | 2018-01-12T19:39:59+00:00 January 14th, 2018|OpenCon, PD|

[REPOST] Announcing French Version Of The State Of The Nation Website

We noticed that the researchers at the CANeLearn-partnered State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada project posted this announcement yesterday. With the assistance of Centre francophone d’éducation à distance (CFÉD), the past year saw a major undertaking related to the project website: the creation of a French version. Over [...]

By | 2018-01-10T13:32:35+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Research, State of the Nation|

CanadaMoot News: Update February 21 – 24, 2018 Toronto!!!

This is a conference that many in our membership may be interested in. York University, the Canadian Moodle community, and Moodle Headquarters are proudly hosting Canada Moodle Moot 2018 in Toronto, February 21 - 24, 2018! 1. Late registration fees begin January 20, 2018 so register by January 19 to get the good rates!  [...]

By | 2018-01-11T13:13:02+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Canada Moodle Moot, Conferences|

Subscribe to the CANeLearn YouTube Channel

Over the past few months we have been busy transferring our recorded content to our new YouTube channel. For example, we have recordings from the recent CANeLearn Symposium, the CANeLearn Leadership Summit, previous CANeLearn webinars, and even from our 2012 K-12 Online Leaders Summit. Additionally, CANeLearn has been actively working [...]

By | 2018-01-10T13:30:25+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Presentation, Social Media, Webinar, YouTube|
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