As a scholar in educational technology, teacher education and learning sciences, I find it important to attend to the conferences, interact with other scholars, share and disseminate research knowledge. Conferences have always been great venues where I got inspired for my research, projects, and the courses I teach. Here are several organizations that I  actively participate.

  • AERA: Serving as the chair to the Computer and Internet Applications SIG.
  • AECT: Served as the Division of Distance Learning Board Member
  • SITE: Served as the program committee member

Upcoming Conference Presentations

  1. Baran, E., & Ocak, C. (2017). Examining the observable indicators of science teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) through video study. Symposium paper will be presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.
  2. Cevikbas, S., Alemdag, E., Baran, E. (2017). The design and implementation of TPACK-based teacher professional development program in a public education center. Paper will be presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

Conference Presentations

  1. Tondeur, J., Braak, J., Scherer, R., Siddiq, F., & Baran, E. (2016). Examining preservice teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge: How teacher education matters. Educational Technology World Conference, Bali, Indonesia, July 31–August 3, 2016. [Best Paper Award]
  2. Baran, E. (2015). Investigating Faculty Technology Mentoring as a Professional Development Approach.  Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2015 Convention, Indianapolis, IN, November 3–7, 2015.
  3. Baran, E., Canbazoglu Bilici, S., & Uygun, E. (2015). Investigating the Impact of a Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)-Based Professional Development Program on Science Teachers’ TPACK. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2015 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 16 – 20, 2015.
  4. Baran, E., Uygun, E., & Altan, T. (2015). Developing a Tool for Evaluating Mobile Apps’ Pedagogical Affordances: A Design Based Research Approach. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2015 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 16 – 20, 2015.
  5. Mesutoglu, C., & Baran, E. (2015). A Systematic Review of the Literature on Learning Progressions in Science Education: Developing Critical Elements. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2015 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 16 – 20, 2015.
  6. Basdogan, M., & Baran, E. (2014). Faculty technology mentoring case study from the perspective of CBAM. Paper presented at the 8th International Computer and Instructional Technologies Symposium, Edirne, TURKEY, September 18-20.
  7. Sat, M., Karabulut, H., Kol, M., & Baran, E. (2014). The Impacts of TPACK Workshop in Professional Experiences and Attitudes of In-Service Math Teachers. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference, November 4-8, 2014, Jacksonville, Florida.
  8. Canbazoglu Bilici, S. , Kaya, O. N., Kavak, N., Yamak, H., Karahan, E. & Baran, E. (2014). Kuram ve uygulamada teknolojik pedagojik alan bilgisi (Çalıştay).  XI. Ulusal Fen Bilimleri ve Matematik Eğitimi Kongresi, 11-14 Eylül, Adana.
  9. Canbazoglu Bilici, S., Baran, E. Yamak, H., & Kavak, N. (2014) Fen ve Teknoloji Öğretmenlerine teknolojik pedagojik alan bilgisi kazandırma amaçlı eğitim uygulamaları. XI. Ulusal Fen Bilimleri ve Matematik Eğitimi Kongresi, 11-14 Eylül, Adana.
  10. Canbazoğlu Bilici, S., Yilmaz, S., Eroğlu, B., Özcan, H., Yamak, H., Baran, E. (2015). Fen bilimleri öğretmenleri teknoloji ile zenginleştirilmiş yenilikçi uygulamalarla buluşuyor. Eğitimde İyi Örnekler Konferansı 2015, 11 Nisan, İstanbul.
  11. Bahcekapili, T., Altan, T., Uygun, E., Cilsalar, H., & Baran, E. (2014). AECT International convention. Integrating TPACK into Technology Education: A Workshop Case with Pre-service Technology Teachers. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference, November 4-8, 2014, Jacksonville, Florida.
  12. Baran, E. (2014). TPACK in Action: A Design and Practice Oriented Approach to Teacher Learning. EARLI Special Interest Group Research in Teaching and Teacher Education (SIG 11) Conference, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, June 16-18, 2014.
  13. Baran, E., Uygun, E., Altan, T., Bahçekapılı, T., &  Cilsalar, H. (2014). Investigating Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in Action: Workshop Design Cases. Paper presented at at the 2014 EdMedia Conference, Tampere, Finland, June 23-27, 2014.
  14. Cilsalar, H., & Baran, E. (2014). Designing In-service Technology Integration Training Program for Vocational Instructors. Paper presented at at the 2014 EdMedia Conference, Tampere, Finland, June 23-27, 2014.
  15. Baran, E. & Uygun, E. (2014). Putting Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) in Action: An Integrated TPACK Learning by Design Approach. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 03 – 07, 2014 (Design and Technology Special Interest Group’s Best Paper Award).
  16. Baran, E. (2013). Mobile-TPACK: Developing preservice teachers’ knowledge of effective mobile apps integration. European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, September 10- September 13, 2013.
  17. Baran, E., & Khan, S. (2013). Developing and mobilizing preservice teachers’ knowledge of model-based teaching and technology. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 27 – May 1, 2013.
  18. Rennert-Ariev, P., & Baran, E. (2013). Towards a transformative model of professional development for online teaching. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 27 – May 1, 2013.
  19. Baran. E. (2012). Social media meets learning: Transforming pedagogies in higher education. Paper presented at the  European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2012, Cádiz, Spain, September 18- September 21, 2012.
  20. Baran, E., Wang, W., Tai S. D., Schmidt-Crawford, D., Thompson, A., Kara, A. G., & Yurdakul, I. (2012). Examining teachers’ TPACK through the lens of classroom observation. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 13 – April 17, 2012.
  21. Baran, E., Correia, A. P., Thompson, A. (2012). Transformative dimensions of online teaching. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 13 – April 17, 2012.
  22. Khan, S., & Baran, E. (2012). A synthesis of the research on community service learning in science teacher education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 13 – April 17, 2012.
  23. Baran, E., Correia, A. P., & Thompson, A. (2011). Investigating the online teacher personas: Voices of exemplary online teachers. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2011 Convention, Jacksonville, FL, November 8–12, 2011.
  24. Baran, E., Gardner, J., Hing, Y., Montalto-Rook, M., & Unger, K. L. (2011). Open educational technology content: Where to access it and how to share your own? Presidential session presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2011, Jacksonville, FL, November 08–12, 2011.
  25. Baran, E., Correia, A. P., & Thompson, A. (2011). Paths to exemplary online teaching:  A look at teacher roles, competencies and exemplary online teaching. Paper presented at the ED-MEDIA 2011-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal, June 27–July 1, 2011.
  26. Baran, E., Correia, A. P., & Thompson, A. (2011). A study of tracing successful online teaching in higher education: Voices of Exemplary Online Teachers. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2011 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 8–April 12, 2011.
  27. Baran, E., & Thompson, A. (2010). Extending classroom interaction to the cyberspace with Facebook, Moodle and Blogger. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2010 Convention, Anaheim, CA, October 26–30, 2010.
  28. Baran, E., & Mishra, P. (2010). Why LMS stifles teacher creativity: An argument for open education and new pedagogies. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Open and Distance Learning (IODL), Eskisehir, Turkey, October 06–08, 2010.
  29. Thompson, A., Baran, E., & Hsueh-Hua C. (2010). TPACK: An emerging research and development tool for teacher educators. Keynote presented at the 4th International Computer & Instructional Technologies Symposium (ICITS), Konya, Turkey, September 24–26, 2010.
  30. Baran, E., & Shelley, M. (2010). The design and development of an online e-government and information policy course: Reflections on design decisions. Paper presented at the 4th International Computer & Instructional Technologies Symposium (ICITS), Konya, Turkey, September 24–26, 2010.
  31. Correia, A.P., Baran, E., Larsen, J., Preast, V., Shah, K., Wang, W., & Yusop, F. (2010). Learning and practicing instructional design in the context of a social enterprise. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2010 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 30–May 4, 2010.
  32. Schmidt, D. A., Baran, E., & Thompson A. D. (2010). Examining Relationships among Technology, Pedagogy and Content. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2010 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 30–May 4, 2010.
  33. Demiraslan, Y., Baran, E., & Thompson, A. (2010). A theory-based needs analysis approach in the design of an online masters program. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2010 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 30–May 4, 2010.
  34. Correia, A., Wang, W., & Baran, E. (2010). Bringing entrepreneurship into graduate teacher education. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, March 29–April 2, 2010.
  35. Voogt, J., Thompson, A., Mishra, P., Fisser, P., Allayar, G., Agyei, D., Koehler, M., Shin, T., Wolf, L. G., DeSchryver, M., Schmidt, D., & Baran, E. (2010). Strategies for teacher professional development on TPACK. Symposium presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, March 29–April 2, 2010.
  36. Baran, E., Karakus, T., Demiraslan, Y., & Shah, K. (2009). Usability cases in education: Experiences, challenges and lessons learned. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2009 Convention, Louisville, KY, October 27–31, 2009.
  37. Correia, A.P., Baran, E., Demiraslan, Y., Karakus, T., Shah, K., & Yusop, F. (2009). Web 2.0 technologies for virtual collaboration: How to design and support successful learning experiences? Workshop paper presente at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2009 Convention, Louisville, KY, October 27–31, 2009.
  38. Karakus, T., Yusop, F., Demiraslan, Y., Baran, E., & Cagiltay, K. (2009). Investigating novice instructional designers’ experience and challenges in a game design course: An activity theory approach. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2009 Convention, Louisville, KY, October 27–31, 2009.
  39. Baran E., & Correia, A. (2009). Successful facilitation strategies in online discussions: When students take the lead. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2009 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 13–17, 2009.
  40. Correia, A.-P., Baran, E., & Cagiltay, K. (2009). Spanning boundaries: The case of an intercultural e-consulting experience. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2009 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 13 –17, 2009 (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED509646).
  41. Schmidt, D. A., Baran, E., Koehler, M. J., Shin, T., Mishra, P., & Thompson A. D. (2009). Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK): The development and validation of an assessment instrument for preservice teachers. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2009 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 13–17, 2009.
  42. Schmidt, D. A., Baran, E., Koehler, M. J., Shin, T., Mishra, P., & Thompson A. D. (2009). Examining Preservice Teachers’ development of technological pedagogical content knowledge in an introductory instructional technology course. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Charleston, SC, USA, March 02–March 06, 2010.
  43. Shin, T., Koehler, M., Mishra, P., Schmidt, D., Baran, E., & Thompson, A. (2009). Changing technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) through course experiences. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Charleston, SC, USA, March 02 – March 06, 2010.
  44. Baran, E. (2009). A usability study with children: Testing OLPC (One Laptop per Child) XO interface. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Charleston, SC, USA, March 02–March 06, 2010.
  45. Baran E. (2008). From mentoring to partnering: A faculty technology mentoring experience. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2008 Convention, Orlando, FL, November 4 –8, 2008.
  46. Correia, A.P., Karpova, E., & Baran, E. (2008). Trust building in virtual learning teams. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2008 Convention, Orlando, FL, November 4–8, 2008.
  47. Correia, A.P., Baran, E., & Yusop, F.D. (2008). Investigating collaborative learning experiences: A case of cross-border virtual teams. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2008 Convention, Orlando, FL, November 4–8, 2008.
  48. Baran, E., & Correia, A.P. (2008). Students as facilitators in online discussions: How do different facilitation strategies impact the quality of the interaction? Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2008 Convention, Orlando, FL, November 4 – 8, 2008.
  49. Correia, A.P., Karpova, E., & Baran, E. (2008). Learn to use and use to learn: Technology in virtual learning environments. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2008 Annual Meeting, New York, NY, March 24–28, 2008.
  50. Correia, A.P., & Baran, E. (2007). Top five ways to prepare for a virtual collaboration. Paper presented at Iowa Technology & Education Connection 2007 Conference, Des Moines, IA, October 8–9, 2007.
  51. Baran, E. (2007). Videoblogging in education: A shift from media consumption to media production. Poster presented at the Emerging Technologies Conference, Ames, IA, April 25–27.
  52. Baran E. (2004). Using 3D virtual reality in a blended learning environment. Paper presented at the Best Practices in Education Conference, Ankara, Turkey, April 17–18, 2004.
  53. Baran E. (2003). Mystery of the Town-3D virtual reality environment: An alternative approach in computer based instruction. Paper presented at the Education at the Horizons of ICT Conference. Ankara, Turkey, May 20–23, 2004.

Invited Presentations, Panels and Workshops

  1. Baran, E. (2015). New Technologies, New Pedagogies. METU Seminar Series. February 13, 2015, Ankara, Turkey.
  2. Baran, E. (2015). Rethinking teacher education in the digital age: New technologies, new pedagogies. Technische Universität München (TUM) Connect Skyline Lectures. January 28 2015, Munich, Germany.
  3. Baran, E. (2014). Digital learning and teaching. Technische Universität München (TUM) School of Education Graduate Student Seminar. September 23, 2014, Munich, Germany.
  4. Baran, E. (2013). Research trends in technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK): The past, present, and the future. Workshop delivered at the1st International Instructional Technologies and Teacher Education Symposium. Trabzon, Turkey, 26-28 June 2013.
  5. Baran, E., & Khan, S. (2011). Testing and evaluating technologies for teachers and schools. Demo and poster presented at the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre Demo Session, Vancouver, BC, November 21, 2011.
  6. Baran, E., Thompson, A., Chuang, H., Tai, D., Wang, W., Tao, E., & Kara, A. (2011). Faculty development and diffusion of innovations: Technology mentoring cases from the field. Symposium presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Nashville, TE, USA, March 7–March 11, 2011.
  7. Voogt, J., Shin, T., Mishra, P., Koehler, M., Schmidt, D., Baran, E., Thompson, A., Wang, W., Alayyar, G., Fisser, P., Agyei, D., Ormel, B., Velthuis, C., Stein, E., Tondeur, J., & Gibson, D. (2011). Teachers’ assessment of TPACK: Where are we and what is needed? Symposium presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Nashville, TE, USA, March 7–March 11, 2011.
  8. Baran, E., Gardner, J., Hing, Y., Montalto-Rook, M., & Unger, K. L. (2011). Open educational technology content: Where to access it and how to share your own? Presidential session organized at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2011 Convention, Jacksonville, FL, November 08–12, 2011.
  9. Baran, E., Hawkins, A., Kim, N., Leary, H., & Oh, E. (2010). Mentors, models, and leadership: Learning from successful women in educational technology. Presidential panel organized at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2010 Convention, Anaheim, CA, October 26 – 30, 2010.
  10. Correia, A.P., Wang, W., & Baran, E. (2010). Learning design solutions: Linking entrepreneurship to graduate teacher education. Curriculum & Instruction Department Teacher Education Series. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, February 11, 2010.
  11. Correia, A.P., Baran, E., Demiraslan, Y., Karakus, T., Shah, K., & Yusop, F. (2009). Web 2.0 Technologies for virtual collaboration: How to design and support successful learning experiences? Half-day workshop delivered at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2009 Convention, Louisville, KY, October 27–31, 2009.
  12. Correia, A. P., & Baran, E. (2007). Collaborative Virtual Educational Environments – A Brief Demonstration and Discussion of Adobe Connect. Invited panel at the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching 10th anniversary celebration, October 2007, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  13. Correia, A. P., Thompson, A., & Baran, E. (2007). Social networking for learning and teaching. Workshop delivered at the Iowa State University Extension to Families Inservice Event, November 28, 2007, Iowa State Memorial Union, Ames, IA.

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