Anthony received his bachelors and masters degrees from Brigham Young University . He did three years of post-graduate study and internships in instructional technology at Arizona State University and completed his doctoral studies in leadership and technology at La Sierra University. His dissertation was on the topic of how distance learning becomes institutionalized at colleges and universities.
Selected recent conference presentations:
- Piña, A. A. & Harris, B. R. (2006, August). Enhancing Interactivity and Providing Rich Online Instruction with Lectora. Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison , WI .
Piña, A. A. & Eggers, M. R. (2006, May). Blackboard, WebCT and Desire2Learn: A View from the Trenches. State Universities of Illinois Faculty Summer Institute. Urbana, IL .
Piña, A. A. & Harris, B. R. (2006, April). Beyond Q & A.: Ideas and Activities for Online Discussion Forums . Illinois Association for Educational Communication and Technology Virtual Conference.
Piña, A. A. (2006, March). Online Diploma Mills: An Ethical Barrier to e-Learning Acceptance . Technology in Education (TechEd) Conference, Pasadena , CA .
Visit Dr. Piña's website: http://www.neiu.edu/~aapina/