Theories and Frameworks for Online Education: Seeking an Integrated Model


  • Anthony G Picciano City University of New York, Hunter College



Online learning, blended learning, theory, model



This article examines theoretical frameworks and models that focus on the pedagogical aspects of online education. After a review of learning theory as applied to online education, a proposal for an integrated Multimodal Model for Online Education is provided based on pedagogical purpose.  The model attempts to integrate the work of several other major theorists and model builders such as Anderson (2011).


Author Biography

Anthony G Picciano, City University of New York, Hunter College




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