I find the opportunity to interact with students as one of the most rewarding aspects of the academic life.  In my view, teaching is gratifying in that it allows one to help others discover their potential and to develop their skills. Teaching can be humbling as it allows one to learn from others. Most important, however, teaching to me is a means for guiding students in their pursuit to explore and create new knowledge. Especially within graduate settings, optimal teaching is that that derives its core from research and, in turn, also feeds the research through exercising critical thinking and a fresh vision. I believe that this perspective on teaching is fruitful, not only because it leads to new inquiries and discoveries, but also because it yields a reward for learning more, for both the student and teacher, during the process.  Three principles have guided my teaching: (a) Learning in real-life situations; (b) Participation to the community of practice; (c) Exploring creative ideas and questioning. The courses below reflect my teaching approach.

Graduate courses

Undergraduate Courses

  • Educational Psychology– Check out the course content at METU Open Courseware.
  • Classroom Management– METU
  • Introduction to Education-METU

Courses Co-designed and Co-taught

  • Technology Based Science Education: Computers for Science and Service-UBC with Dr. Samia Khan
  • Digital Learning in Teacher Education-ISU with Dr. Ann Thompson
  • Using Technology in Learning and Teaching-ISU, Fall 2009, Fall 2010 with Dr. Ann Thompson
  • Technology Assisted Project Based Learning– ISU with Dr. Ann Thompson
  • Instructional Technology Seminar-ISU with Dr. Ann Thompson
  • Introduction to Educational Technology-ISU with Dr. Denise Schmidt