Anthony G. Picciano is a professor and executive officer in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is also a member of the faculty in the graduate program in Education Leadership at Hunter College. His major research interests are school leadership, education policy, online teaching and learning, data-driven decision making, and multimedia instructional models. He has written numerous articles and twelve books including Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2 (Taylor & Francis, 2014) and is currently finishing work on New Pedagogical Frontiers: Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments (Taylor & Francis, 2015). In 2010, Dr. Picciano was the recipient of the Sloan-Consortium’s National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Online Education by an Individual. Contact: APicciano@gc.cuny.edu
A critical reflection of the current research in online and blended learning
This article was originally published in Elm's predecessor media, LLinE.
This article reviews the state of the research that focuses on online and blended learning. A brief review of the literature is provided followed by critical issues for conducting research in blended learning environments.