Veletsianos on COVID-19 misinformation study

School of Education and Technology Prof. George Veletsianos was featured in the media about a new collaborative study on misinformation, stigma and fear related to COVID-19. Royal Roads researchers, Prof. Veletsianos and Assoc. Prof. Jaigris Hodson, will work in partnership with Ryerson University researchers.

Here is an excerpt from the Victoria News article:

On Friday the federal government announced $27 million in funding for coronavirus research, and from that fund granted Royal Roads, in partnership with Ryerson University in Toronto, $478,000.

Together teams from both schools will create educational material including infographics and other digital media, and study online social networks to improve people’s knowledge and understanding of the novel coronavirus.

“Complex societal problems such as COVID-19 require interdisciplinary efforts and thinking,” said Royal Roads professor George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology in a statement. “We hope to help people learn about COVID-19 in effective and efficient ways. Specifically, we want to improve the public’s understanding of the virus and limit the spread of misinformation.”

This story appeared in Victoria News. See also CTV and CFAX 1070.