Dr. George Veletsianos is originally from Cyprus, but now lives in Victoria BC Canada, where he is a full Professor in the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and the Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Flexible Learning. Prior to his current appointment, he held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin (USA) and the University of Manchester (UK). Dr. Veletsianos is a former Fulbright scholar, a BCcampus Open Education and Advocacy Fellow, and an early-career fellow of the EU Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning. A copy of my CV is here.

Dr. Veletsianos has been designing, developing, and evaluating digital learning environments since 2004. His research aims to understand and improve teaching, learning, and participation in digital learning environments. His interests center around learners’ and faculty experiences surrounding online learning, flexible learning, networked scholarship, open education, and emerging technopedagogical practices. While his research aims to develop practical solutions to problems facing education, his work also adopts critical perspectives aiming to examine and problematize common assumptions and oft-repeated claims about the use of technology in education. His research highlights the significant variations that exist in the ways that different groups of academics and learners participate online and has important implications for inclusion and equity in education.

Dr. Veletsianos wrote and/or edited six books, and has individually and collaboratively published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. His latest book is Learning Online: The student experience (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). His research has been funded by the Canada Research Chairs Program, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council,  National Science Foundation, Commonwealth of Learning, European Union, National Geographic, and Swedish Knowledge Foundation.

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