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

  • Training Strategies and Techniques, METU, Spring 2014, Fall 2015
  • Learning Sciences Research and Applications-METU, Fall 2013, 2014, 2015.  Check out course bookmarks at the course Diigo Page. Course Ignites at Youtube, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
  • Research and Practice on Technology in Teacher Education– METU, Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Check out course bookmarks at the course Diigo Page. Course Ignites at Youtube, Spring 2013, 2014, 2015 Course tweets: #eds536
  • Theories of Instruction– METU, Fall 2012 Diigo Page. METU Open Courseware
  • WEB-Based Training: Design and Implementation Strategies– METU, Spring 2013, Fall 2014
  • Social Media in Education-ISU, Summer 2010. Check out the course platforms and the content I shared under Creative Commons license. Course Trailer, Course Wiki, Course Blog, Course Social Bookmark, Course tweets: #ci593b

Undergraduate Courses

  • Educational Psychology– METU, Fall 2012. Check out the course content at METU Open Courseware.
  • Classroom Management– METU, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Introduction to Education-METU, Fall 2013, 2014, 2015

Courses Co-designed and Co-taught

  • Technology Based Science Education: Computers for Science and Service-UBC, Fall 2011 with Dr. Samia Khan
  • Digital Learning in Teacher Education-ISU, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2010, 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, Spring 2010, with Dr. Ann Thompson
  • Instructional Technology Seminar-ISU, Summer 2010, Spring 2010 and Fall 2010, with Dr. Ann Thompson
  • Introduction to Educational Technology-ISU, Fall 2007, Spring 2008 with Dr. Denise Schmidt