The push for educational technology exists within a broader political, economic, ideological, and technological context. The all-too-common ignorance of this context and the subtleties of learning itself may prove problematic for edtech — and higher education's future.
Dr. George Veletsianos is Canada Research Chair in Innovative learning and Technology and Associate Professor at Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Texas at Austin and at the University of Manchester, UK. His research examines learner and faculty experiences in emerging online settings, such as online learning environments and networked scholarship. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, National Science Foundation, National Geographic, and Swedish Knowledge Foundation. He is a past Fulbright scholar, a BCcampus Open Education Research fellow, and an early-career fellow of the Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning.