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Introduction to Online Education: Theory and Practice

Anthony G. Picciano

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Introduction to Online Education is a foundational textbook that addresses online education research, policy, and implementation in institutions throughout the world. As blended and fully online teaching models become increasingly adopted in colleges and universities globally, critical insights are needed into both emerging digital platforms as well as the important theoretical, pedagogical and policy implications developing around them. This book offers expert perspectives into the evolution and market conditions of online education from the 1990s to the present along with evidence-based insights into program integration, delivery of instruction, and good practice.

CUNY’s First Fifty Years: Triumphs and Ordeals of a People’s University

Anthony G. Picciano

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Providing a comprehensive history of the City University of New York, this book chronicles the evolution of the country’s largest urban university from its inception in 1961 through the tumultuous events and policies that have shaped it character and community over the past fifty years. On April 11, 1961, New York State Governor Nelson Rockefeller signed the law creating the City University of New York (CUNY). This legislation consolidated the operations of seven municipal colleges―four senior colleges (Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College and Queens College) and three community colleges (Bronx Community College, Queensborough Community College, and Staten Island Community College)―under a common Board of Higher Education. Enrolling at the time approximately 91,000 students, CUNY would evolve over the next fifty years into the largest urban university in the country, serving more than 500,000 students.

Reflecting on its uniqueness and broader place in U.S. higher education, Picciano and Jordan examine in depth the development of the CUNY system and all of its constituent colleges, with emphasis on its rapid expansion in the 1960s, and the end of its free tuition in the 1970s, and open admissions policies in the 1990s. While much of CUNY’s history is marked by twists and turns unique to its locale, many of the issues and experiences at CUNY over the past fifty years shed light on the larger nationwide developments in higher education.

Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology (5th Edition)

Anthony G. Picciano

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Technology in schools has evolved from the predominance of stand-alone computers to a blend of computer, media, communications, and other forms of technology dominated by the ubiquitous Internet and World Wide Web. In addition, K-12 education has evolved into a much more outcomes-driven enterprise that depends upon technology and data to perform many of its basic functions.  

 

The newly revised fifth edition of Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology provides educators with both the theoretical and the practical considerations for planning and implementing technology in today’s schools, with an emphasis on the total application of technology including both administrative and instructional uses. Designed for preservice and inservice educators such as administrators, teachers, technology coordinators, and media specialists, this fifth edition text builds a strong foundation from which educators may provide informed leadership and become agents for realizing the powerful potential of technology in their schools.

 

"I have used the textbook in teaching my course, Leadership in Educational Technology, in an online format the past four springs.  I began the course and found this text to be the best available. I am still of that opinion." --Patrick Durow, Creighton University

"I have used this text primarily because of it's accessible writing and it's completeness of coverage. I do not use many texts in my teaching, so it is a compliment to any author when I can use their work in my courses." --Steven Smith, Northern Kentucky University

Online Education Policy and Practice: The Past, Present, and Future of the Digital University

Anthony G. Picciano

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Online Education Policy and Practice examines the past, present, and future of networked learning environments and the changing role of faculty within them. As digital technologies in higher education increasingly enable blended classrooms, collaborative assignments, and wider student access, an understanding of the creation and ongoing developments of these platforms is needed more than ever. By investigating the history of online education, the rise and critique of MOOCs, the mainstreaming of social media, mobile devices, gaming in instruction, and more, this expansive book outlines a variety of potential scenarios likely to become realities in higher education over the next decade.

The Great American Education-Industrial Complex: Ideology, Technology, and Profit (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education)

Anthony G. Picciano

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The Great American Education-Industrial Complex examines the structure and nature of national networks and enterprises that seek to influence public education policy in accord with their own goals and objectives. In the past twenty years, significant changes have taken place in the way various interest groups seek to influence policies and practices in public education in the United States. No longer left to the experience and knowledge of educators, American education has become as much the domain of private organizations, corporate entities, and political agents who see it as a market for their ideas, technologies, and ultimately profits. Piccciano and Spring posit that educational technology is the vehicle whereby these separate movements, organizations, and individuals have become integrated in a powerful common entity, and detail how the educational-industrial complex has grown and strengthened its position of influence. This timely, carefully documented, well argued book brings together Picciano’s perspective and expertise in the field of technology and policy issues and Spring’s in the history and politics of education in a unique critical analysis of the education-industrial complex and its implications for the future.

Data-Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership

Anthony G. Picciano

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Data Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership is a brief supplement for K-12 inservice teachers (especially those served by ASCD).  It explores the role of data in making effective instructional, financial, and administrative decisions in schools.  This is a significant issue in Educational Administration, and, in today's standards-based testing environment in K-12 education.  The book covers concepts and foundations of data-driven decision making, basic applications, and basic statistical concepts. For inservice K-12 teachers, especially those served by ASCD.

Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments: New Pedagogical Frontiers

Charles D. Dziuban

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Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments examines various perspectives, issues, and methods for conducting research in online and blended learning environments. The book provides in-depth examinations of the perspectives and issues that anyone considering research in online or blended learning will find insightful as they plan their own inquiries. Grounded in educational research theory, this is invaluable to both the serious researcher as well as the occasional evaluator.

Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments provides comprehensive, useful information on research paradigms, methodologies, and methods that should be considered in designing and conducting studies in this area. Examples of the most respected research in the field enhance each chapter’s presentation.

Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2

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Blended learning, which combines the strength of face-to-face and technology-enhanced learning, is increasingly being seen as one of the most important vehicles for education reform today.   Blended learning allows both teacher and learner access to radically increased possibilities for understanding how we transmit and receive information, how we interact with others in educational settings, how we build knowledge, and how we assess what we have taught or learned. 

Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2 provides readers with the most current, in-depth collection of research perspectives on this vital subject, addressing institutional issues, design and adoption issues, and learning issues, as well as an informed meditation on future trends and research in the field.  As governments, foundations, schools, and colleges move forward with plans and investments for vast increases in blended learning environments, a new examination of the existing research on the topic is essential reading for all those involved in this educational transformation.

By Anthony G. Picciano - Data Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership: 1st (first) Edition

Anthony G. Picciano

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Data-Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership by Anthony G. Picciano. Merrill Education/Prentice Hall,2006

Blended Learning: Research Perspectives

Edited by Anthony G. Picciano and Charles D. Dziuban

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This book emerged from a series of blended learning workshops, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 2004 and 2005 at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). Thirty professional educators with online learning experience were invited to share their expertise in blended learning and to develop a national perspective. The planning committee of individuals associated with the Sloan-C Consortium developed an agenda in 2004 that focused on the definitions, types, and nature of blended learning. In 2005, the committee established working groups to discuss institutional perspectives, best practices, and research. The research group consisted of 10 members, who were published authors and researchers in the field of online learning, and who had begun studies of or were contemplating research on blended learning. A preliminary review of the literature indicated that there were very few studies that concentrated on blended learning in higher education, confirming that no research base existed. Each member agreed to contribute a book chapter of original research in blending learning during the next year. This book shares their findings and conclusions, provides a forum for issues associated with the emergence of blended learning in higher education, and addresses the need to develop foundations of research on blended learning. The studies in this volume relate to the first four pillars of the Sloan-C Pillars Quality Framework that includes learning effectiveness, student satisfaction, faculty satisfaction, student access, and cost effectiveness. Terminology Chapter 1 presents a definition of blended learning discussed at the 2004 and 2005 Blending Learning Workshops at the University of Illinois, Chicago. This definition, however, serves as a guiding principle, not a strict definition. In some colleges and universities, other terminologies, such as hybrid or mixed-mode learning, are used; each, however, describes essentially the same concept. In Chapter 6, fo