The model of online learning that has evolved over the past 20 years relies on ubiquitous data communications that are owned and operated routinely by all segments of the population.
Anthony G. Picciano holds faculty appointments in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), the graduate program in Education Leadership at Hunter College, and the doctoral certificate program in Interactive Pedagogy and Technology at the CUNY Graduate Center. In 1998, Dr. Picciano co-founded CUNY Online, a multi-million dollar initiative funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that provided support services to faculty using the Internet for course development. He was a founding member and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium).
Dr. Picciano’s research interests are leadership, education policy, online teaching and learning, and multimedia instructional models. Dr. Picciano has conducted major national studies with Jeff Seaman on the extent and nature of online and blended learning in American K-12 school districts. He is currently working on a meta-analyis for the U.S. Department of Education/IES on the research in online and blended learning in postsecondary education that will be available in 2019. Dr. Picciano has written over sixty articles, book chapters, and monographs. He has edited nine special editions for the Online Learning Journal, Education Sciences and the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks. His articles have been published in the Online Learning Journal, Teachers College Record, Education Sciences, the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, The Internet and Higher Education, and The Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. He has authored fifteen books including:
Online Education: Foundations, Planning, and Pedagogy (2018, Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
CUNY's First Fifty Years: Triumphs and Ordeals of a People's University. (2018, Routledge/Taylor & Francis)
Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology, 5th Edition (2011, Pearson)
Data-Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership (2006, Pearson)
Distance Learning: Making Connections across Virtual Space and Time (2001, Pearson)
Educational Research Primer (2004, Continuum)
The Great Education-Industrial Complex: Ideology, Technology, and Profit
(2013, Routledge/Taylor & Francis)
Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 1 (2007, The Sloan Consortium)
Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2 (2014, Routledge/Taylor & Francis)
Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments: New Pedagogical Frontiers(2016, Routledge/Taylor & Francis).
Online Education Policy and Practice: The Past, Present, and Future of the Digital University.(2017, Routledge/Taylor & Francis, Publisher).
Dr. Picciano was elected to the Inaugural Class of the Sloan Consortium’s Fellows in 2010, in recognition of “outstanding publications that have advanced the field of online learning”. Dr. Picciano was also the 2010 recipient of the Sloan Consortium’s National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Online Education by an Individual.