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Veletsianos, George; Childs, Elizabeth; Cox, Robin; Cordua-von Specht, Isabel; Grundy, Steve; Hughes, Janine; Karleen, Darryl; Willson, Angella – Distance Education, 2022
Online and distance learning is a practice situated in environments--places, spaces, and times, with particular people, in particular contexts, with particular technologies, within particular institutions. In other words, the practice of online and distance learning is not wholly individual: it is situated within broader environments. In this…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Environmental Influences, Individual Differences
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Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce; Larsen, Ross; Rogers, Jacob – Distance Education, 2021
Flexible learning removes barriers relating to time, place, and pace. While time management skills have been identified as necessary for learners to take advantage of flexible learning, relatively little is known about the temporal dimensions of flexible learning and how gender might relate to temporal flexibility and its perceived benefits. To…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Veletsianos, George – Distance Education, 2020
Prior literature suggests that to address the problems facing education, researchers and practitioners of online and flexible learning should avoid placing too much emphasis on the potential of technology and consult the history and literature of the field. In this reflective article, I argue that in addition to these activities, we should expand…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Veletsianos, George; Houlden, Shandell – Distance Education, 2019
In this paper, we report the major themes we identified in the literature surrounding flexible learning that has been published in "Distance Education" over the last 40¬†years. We identified six themes: the qualities of flexibility as affording "anytime, anyplace" learning; flexibility as pedagogy; liberatory or service-oriented…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Periodicals, Educational History, Electronic Learning
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Veletsianos, George; Doering, Aaron; Henrickson, Jeni – Distance Education, 2012
We examine the experiences of five teachers who traveled with a team of educators, scientists, and explorers on circumpolar Arctic expeditions to deliver adventure learning (AL) programs to K-12 students at a distance. Results highlight the personal and professional impacts this opportunity had on teachers, including their empowering, fulfilling,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design
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Miller, Charles; Veletsianos, George; Doering, Aaron – Distance Education, 2008
Grounded in the theoretical approaches of experiential learning and inquiry-based learning, adventure learning (AL) is a hybrid distance education approach that seeks to transform the experiences of students by having learners explore real-world issues and pursue answers to their own questions in an authentic, anchor-based environment. In this…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Distance Education, Inquiry, Experiential Learning