Dr. George Veletsianos is a Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and associate professor. Veletsianos studies emerging technologies and pedagogies and his research aims to understand learners’, educators’, and scholars’ practices and experiences in emerging online settings (e.g., social networks and open learning environments). He has published two books, more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, and has given more than 60 talks in conferences and events worldwide.

Recent Submissions

  • COVID-19 misinformation in Canada: Report on survey findings to date 

    Veletsianos, George; Hodson, Jaigris; Reid, Darren; Thompson, Christiani; Houlden, Shandell (Royal Roads University, 2020-05-31)
    This report synthesizes preliminary findings of several Canadian-focused surveys relating to COVID-19 and misinformation. It focuses on two specific areas: • the extent to which Canadians are exposed to COVID-19 misinformation ...
  • Fostering openness within a higher education institution: Tensions, opportunities and a work in progress 

    Childs, Elizabeth; Axe, Jo; Veletsianos, George; Webster, Keith (Brill | Sense Publishers, 2020)
    At our institution, the authors have engaged in open practices and have sought to promote a culture of openness. In this chapter, we discuss factors that we have identified as fostering a culture of openness at school, ...
  • Social Media for Scholarship playlist 

    Veletsianos, George; The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group (George Veletsianos and The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group, 2019)
    Social Media for Scholarship includes 12 videos: "How US Colleges & Universities Use Twitter?", "How are hashtags and Twitter used in MOOCs?", "How Do Professors and Students Use Twitter?", "Using Twitter as a Conference ...
  • Open & Digital Learning Environments playlist 

    Veletsianos, George; The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group (George Veletsianos and The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group, 2019)
    Open & Digital Learning Environments playlist includes seven videos: "Student Experiences in Open, Online Learning", "Who studies MOOCs?", "Digging Deeper Into Learners’ Experiences in MOOCs", "Emergence and Innovation in ...
  • A posthumanist critique of flexible online learning and its “anytime anyplace” claims 

    Houlden, Shandell; Veletsianos, George (British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019)
    Flexible approaches to online learning are gaining renewed interest in some part due to their capacity to address emergent opportunities and concerns facing higher education. Importantly, flexible approaches to online ...
  • Content is king: An analysis of how the Twitter discourse surrounding open education unfolded from 2009 to 2016 

    Paskevicius, Michael; Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce (Athabasca University Press, 2018-02)
    Inspired by open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open source software, the openness movement in education has different meanings for different people. In this study, we use Twitter data to examine the discourses ...
  • Public comment sentiment on educational videos: Understanding the effects of presenter gender, video format, threading, and moderation on YouTube TED talk comments 

    Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce; Larsen, Ross; Dousay, Tonia A.; Lowenthal, Patrick R. (PLOS ONE, 2018)
    Scholars, educators, and students are increasingly encouraged to participate in online spaces. While the current literature highlights the potential positive outcomes of such participation, little research exists on the ...
  • Scholars' temporal participation on, temporary disengagement from, and return to Twitter 

    Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce; Belikov, Olga; Johnson, Nicole (First Monday, 2018)
    Even though the extant literature investigates how and why academics use social media, much less is known about academics’ temporal patterns of social media use. This mixed methods study provides a first-of-its-kind ...
  • Content is king: An analysis of how the twitter discourse surrounding open education unfolded from 2009 to 2016 

    Paskevicius, Michael; Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018)
    Inspired by open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open source software, the openness movement in education has different meanings for different people. In this study, we use Twitter data to examine the discourses ...
  • Women scholars’ experiences with online harassment and abuse: Self-protection, resistance, acceptance, and self-blame 

    Veletsianos, George; Houlden, Shandell; Hodson, Jaigris; Gosse, Chandell (New Media & Society, 2018)
    Although scholars increasingly use online platforms for public, digital, and networked scholarship, the research examining their experiences of harassment and abuse online is scant. In this study, we interviewed 14 women ...
  • I get by with a little help from my friends: The ecological model and support for women scholars experiencing online harassment 

    Hodson, Jaigris; Gosse, Chandell; Veletsianos, George; Houlden, Shandell (First Monday, 2018)
    This article contributes to understanding the phenomenon of online abuse and harassment toward women scholars. We draw on data collected from 14 interviews with women scholars from the United States, Canada, and the United ...
  • Eight patterns of open textbook adoption in British Columbia 

    Barker, Jennifer; Jeffrey, Ken; Jhangiani, Rajiv Sunil; Veletsianos, George (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018)
    Since the launch of the BC Open Textbook Project in 2012, the adoption of open textbooks has steadily grown within public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia, Canada. An analysis of adoption records over a ...
  • Research Methods: Tips & Tricks playlist 

    Veletsianos, George; The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group (George Veletsianos and The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group, 2017)
    Research Methods: Tips & Tricks playlist includes two videos: "Conducting a Systematic Literature Review" and "A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources As Compared to Textbooks".
  • Open Educational Resources playlist 

    Veletsianos, George; The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group (George Veletsianos and The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group, 2017)
    Open Educational Resources playlist includes two videos: "A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources As Compared to Textbooks" and "Scholars’ Open and Sharing Practices".
  • Education scholars’ evolving uses of Twitter as a conference backchannel and social commentary platform 

    Kimmons, Royce; Veletsianos, George (British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016)
    The scholarly community faces a lack of large-scale research examining how students and professors use social media in authentic contexts and how such use changes over time. This study uses data mining methods to better ...
  • Digital Learning Environments 

    Veletsianos, George (Wiley, 2016)
  • Research Shorts playlist 

    Veletsianos, George; The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group (George Veletsianos and The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group, 2016)
    Research Shorts playlist includes 14 videos: "Research Dissemination, Research Mobilization, and Reaching Broader Audiences", "Student Experiences in Open, Online Learning", "How Do Professors and Students Use Twitter?", ...
  • RRU Research Shorts playlist 

    Veletsianos, George; The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group (George Veletsianos and The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group, 2016)
    RRU Research Shorts playlist includes six videos: "Jacques Plante to Carey Price: Goalie Masks as Hockey Art", "Creating a Powerful Fully Online Learning Community", "Conducting a Systematic Literature Review", "Living ...
  • Digging deeper into learners' experiences in MOOCs: Participation in social networks outside of MOOCs, notetaking and contexts surrounding content consumption 

    Veletsianos, George; Collier, Amy; Schneider, Emily (British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015-05-25)
    Researchers describe with increasing confidence what they observe participants doing in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). However, our understanding of learner activities in open courses is limited by researchers’ ...
  • Teacher professionalization in the age of social networking sites: Identifying major tensions and dilemmas 

    Kimmons, Royce; Veletsianos, George (Learning, Media, and Technology, 2015)
    As teacher education students become professionals, they face a number of tensions related to identity, social participation, and work-life balance, which may be further complicated by social networking sites (SNS). This ...

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