Received 2015 Early Career Award, American Education Research Association (AERA) Technology as an Agent for Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL) Special Interest Group

Elected to serve as the treasurer for the AERA Computer and Internet Applications Special Interest Group (SIG)

I am elected to serve as the Treasurer (2-year term begins in 2014) of the Computer and Internet Applications in Education SIG at AERA.

Received 2014 Best Paper Award, American Education Research Association (AERA) Design and Technology Special Interest Group

Our paper received the Design and Technology Special Interest Group’s Best Paper Award.

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

Tracing successful online teaching in higher education: Voices of exemplary online teachers” article was awarded with the AECT IAP Distance Education Best Journal Article Award – Qualitative-based.  

Our article was ranked first place in the qualitative-based category by the panel of DDL reviewers. DDL Award co-sponsor, Information Age Publishers, has made this award possible. Here is the article:

Baran, E., Correia, A. P. & Thompson, A. (2013). Tracing successful online teaching in higher education: Voices of exemplary online teachers. Teachers College Record, 115(3).

Going Mobile in Teacher Education” project was awarded with the Marie Curie Career Integration Grant.

Marie Curie Career Integration Grant is given to improve the permanent integration of researchers in Europe. “The action is designed to support researchers in the first steps of their European research career and to attain lasting professional integration in the ERA. By providing researchers with a substantial research budget, the action is intended to improve considerably their prospects for long term integration, thus contributing to the success of their research career”.

Received AECT Division of Distance Learning award for distinguished service to AECT Division of Distance Leaning Board of Directors as Division of Distance Learning Board Member.

Elected to serve as the chair for the AERA Computer and Internet Applications Special Interest Group (SIG)

Elected to serve as the Chair (2-year term begins in 2012) of the Computer and Internet Applications in Education SIG at AERA. I am excited to take this leadership position at AERA and enhance the types of sessions offered by the SIG as well as the educational research in this area.

We got the outstanding paper award at Ed-Media 2011 Lisbon.

This paper is an extended version of one of the articles in my dissertation where we looked at the literature on online teacher roles and competencies, identified some gaps, and proposed strategies for promoting exemplary online teaching practices.

Baran, E., Correia, A. P. & Thompson, A. (2011). Paths to Exemplary Online Teaching:  A Look at Teacher Roles, Competencies and Exemplary Online Teaching. Paper will be presented at the ED-MEDIA 2011-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal, June 27 – July 1, 2011.

Received the Iowa State University Research Excellence Award

Research excellence award is presented to the graduate students who are recognized by their outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their dissertation at Iowa State University. The Research Excellence Award consists of a letter of commendation from the ISU President and a certificate of achievement signed by the Graduate Dean and the ISU President.

Received  the Iowa State University Teaching Excellence award.

Teaching excellence award is presented to the graduate students who are recognized by their outstanding achievement in teaching at Iowa State University. The Award consists of a letter of commendation from the ISU President and a certificate of achievement signed by the ISU President and the Graduate Dean.

Received the ECT Internship award at the 2010 AECT Convention.

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) has selected Evrim Baran to be one of 2009 AECT Cochran Interns. This opportunity is awarded each year to five outstanding Instructional Technology doctoral students enrolled in graduate programs from around the world and is considered to be the highest honor of its kind within the field of Instructional Technology. The internship program seeks to identify students that demonstrate the potential to become future leaders in the field as well as within AECT itself.

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