Anymir Orellana is an associate professor in the Instructional Technology and Distance Education program. She earned an Ed.D. in ITDE from NSU; an M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering from the University of Florida; and a B.S. in Informatics Engineering from Universidad Centroccidental “Lisandro Alvarado” (UCLA), Venezuela. She teaches courses in instructional media, instructional technology, distance education, system analysis and design, and instructional design. Orellana has received numerous academic awards, including the 2011 IAP Distance Education Second Place Book Award for the book The Perfect Online Course, from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology; the National Merit-Award for University Professors, from the National Committee for Merit Awards to Professors of Venezuelan Public Universities; and a scholarship from the Inter-American Development Bank to pursue graduate studies. She is Assistant Editor of the journals Quarterly Review of Distance Education and Distance Learning; a member of the review panel of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching; and a member of the review committee for the journal Apertura (Spanish). She is currently a participant in the initiative “Quality Assurance Process for Online Education” to promote quality and improve the practice of online education in Latin America with the Inter-American Distance Education Consortium, the Online Learning Consortium, and the Institute for Quality Distance Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.