CV- Gulfidan Can

Gulfidan Can
Dept. of Computer Education and Instructional Technology
Middle East Technical University
Universiteler Mah. Dumlupinar Blv. No:1
06800 Ankara, TURKEY

EDUCATION

PhD, Instructional Technology, Utah State University, 2009.

MS, Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Middle East Technical University, 2003.

BS, Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Middle East Technical University, 2002.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Middle East Technical University (METU)
Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology

Assistant Prof. Dr. Apr 2010 – Present
Research Assistant Dr. Feb 2009 – Apr 2010
Research Assistant Oct 2002 – Feb 2009

Assistant Department Chair Oct 2019 – Present
Assistant Department Chair Oct 2010 – Feb 2012

Faculty of Education- Faculty Board Member May 2014 – Dec 2016

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Çal, H , Can, G . (2020). The Influence of Pair Programming on Secondary School Students’ Confidence and Achievement in Computer Programming. Trakya Eğitim Dergisi , 10 (1) , 243-259 . DOI: 10.24315/tred.575098

Can, G., Coskun, A., Uzun, Y., Nalca, C., & Bogurcu, C. (2019). Factors influencing the sustainability of online peer mentorship among graduate students (Lisansüstü öğrenciler arasında yapılan çevrimiçi akran mentorluğun sürdürülebilirliğini etkileyen unsurlar). Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, 16(1), 910-942. http://dx.doi.org/10.23891/efdyyu.2019.147

Kara Aydemir, A. G. & Can, G. (2019). Educational Technology research trends in Turkey from a critical perspective: An analysis of postgraduate theses. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50(3), 1087–1103. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12780

Kara, M., & Can, G. (2019). Master’s students’ perceptions and expectations of good tutors and advisors in distance education . The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning20(2), 162-179. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v20i2.3674

Kursun, E., Cagiltay, K., & Can, G. (2014). An investigation of faculty perspectives on barriers, incentives, and benefits of the OER movement in Turkey. The International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning, 15(6).DOI: 10.19173/irrodl.v15i6.1914

Can, G. & Walker, A. (2014). Social science doctoral students’ needs and preferences for written feedback. Higher Education, 68 (2), 303-318. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-014-9713-5

Karaca, F., Can, G., & Yildirim, S. (2013). A path model for technology integration into elementary school settings in Turkey. Computers & Education, 68 (2013), 353-365. DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2013.05.017

Karaca, F., Can, G. & Yildirim, S. (2013). Technology utilization in elementary schools in Turkey’s capital: A case study. Educational Studies, 39 (5), 552–567. DOI:10.1080/03055698.2013.807726

Can, G. & Walker, A. (2011). A model for doctoral students’ perceptions and attitudes toward written feedback for academic writing. Research in Higher Education, 52(5), 508-536. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-010-9204-1

Can, G. & Ozdemir, D. (2006). Blogging in higher education: Theoretical and practical approach. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 4(6), 5-13.

Can, G. & Cagiltay, K. (2006). Turkish prospective teachers’ perceptions regarding the use of computer games with educational features. Journal of Educational Technology and Society, 9 (1), 308-321.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Uzun, Y. & Can, G. (2019). Eğitim fakültesi lisansüstü öğrencilerinin tez çalışması için çevrimiçi yardım isteme davranışlarını etkileyen faktörler. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Eurasian Educational Research Congress: Ankara, Turkey.

Kara Aydemir, A. G. & Can, G. (2019). A Critical Analysis of Research Trends in Educational Technology Theses and Dissertations in Turkey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Educational Sciences: Ankara, Turkey.

Can, G., Coskun, A., Uzun, Y., Nalca, C., & Bogurcu, C. (2018). Factors Influencing the Sustainability of Online Text-Based Peer-Mentorship among Graduate Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Congress: Amasya, Turkey.

Can, G., Battal, A., Ilci, A., Alkıs, Y., Akbay, T., Kilis, S., & Arslan, O. (2018). The Design of Academic Writing Groups for EFL Postgraduate Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Education, Society, & Reform Research: Ankara, Turkey.

Can, G. (2017). Building Communities of Practice to Support Graduate Students’ Development as Novice Researchers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Higher Education Studies: Antalya, Turkey.

Duman, M. & Can, G. (2017). Using Social Media Tools for Theses and Dissertations.Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Social Sciences and Education Research: Ankara, Turkey.

Can, G. (2015). Supervisors’ Effective Practices of Providing Feedback to EFL Social Science Doctoral Students during Co-authorship for Publication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Future of Education Conference: Florence, Italy.

Kara, M. & Can, G. (2015). Investigation of Good Tutor Characteristics in Distance Education as Perceived by Graduate Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Computer & Instructional Technologies Symposium: Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.

Can, G. (2013). Autonomy, Ambiguity, and Criticism in Written Feedback for Social Science Doctoral Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Prague, Czech Republic.

Kursun, E., Cagiltay, K., & Can, G. (2012). Exploring Three OER Initiatives in Turkey: Challenges and Strategies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT): Louisville, KY.

Can, G. (2009). A Model for Doctoral Students’ Perceptions and Attitudes toward Written Feedback for Academic Writing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT): Louisville, KY.

Can, G. (2005). Implementing the Blogging method in graduate courses: Preferences of students towards Blogging. Paper presented at the 1st annual meeting of the Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange (TTIX): Orem, UT.

Can, G. (2005). A method for reflection, communication, and sharing in higher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The 3rd International Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications Proceedings (EISTA): Orlando: FL.

Can, G. (2004). Perceptions of prospective computer teachers toward the use of computer games with educational features in education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT): Chicago, IL.

Can, G. (2004). Problem-centered coaching on the Internet: Massively multiplayer games and text-based interaction. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Instructional Technology Institute at Utah State University, Logan, UT.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Dewey, J. (1938). Experience and Education. Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. Translation into Turkish: Deneyim ve Egitim. Translated by S. Akilli. Edited by G. Can & G. K. Akilli (2007). METU Press: Ankara, Turkey. ISBN: 978-9944-344-38-8

Can, G. (2009). A model for doctoral students’ perception and attitudes toward written feedback for academic writing. Doctoral Dissertation. Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper 227. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/227. Utah State University.

Can, G. (2003). Perceptions of prospective computer teachers toward the use of computer games with educational features in education. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Middle East Technical University.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND GRANTS

Sosyal Bilim Doktora Ogrencilerinin Uluslarasi Yayin Kalitesi ve Sayisinin Artirilmasi icin Geri Bildirim Mekanizmalari ve Isbirlikci Yazim. ODTU BAP.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Graduate Education
Doctoral Supervision
Writing Groups for Graduate Students
Communities of Practice
Coaching, Apprenticeship, and Mentorship
Instructional Feedback Design

TEACHING

Graduate Level
CEIT 520: Research Methods & Ethics in Instructional Technology
CEIT 522-622: Seminar in Instructional Technology
CEIT 710: Communities of Practice in Higher Education (designed course)
HRDE 525: Assessment of Training Programs

Undergraduate Level
CEIT 412: Teaching Practice
CEIT 411: School Experience
CEIT 386: Community Service
CEIT 382: Computer Education Teaching Methods 2
CEIT 381: Computer Education Teaching Methods 1
CEIT 351: Instructional Feedback Design and Development
CEIT 341: Measurement and Evaluation
CEIT 319: Instructional Technology and Material Development
CEIT 100: Computer Applications in Education
CEIT 105: Information Technologies in Education

Academic Advisor of
CEIT Graduate Students (MS, PhD)

Other
CEIT OYP Departmental Coordinator
CEIT Internship Coordinator

SERVICE

International Journals- Reviewer
Studies in Higher Education (SSCI) (2015-2019)
Higher Education (SSCI) (2014-2019)
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (SSCI) (2018-2019)
Higher Education Studies (2012-2014)

National Journals- Reviewer
Journal of Computer and Education Research (2015-2019)
Ege Egitim Dergisi (2012-2014)
Education Reform Journal (2019)

Conferences- Scientific Comittee
International Computer and Instructional Technology Symposium (ICITS 2019)
Education, Society & Reform Research (EDUSREF-2019)

AWARDS AND HONORS

Achievement Award for Young Researchers. ODTU Gelistirme Vakfi, ODTU Genc Arastirmaci Basari Odulleri, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2016.

Achievement Award for Young Researchers. ODTU Gelistirme Vakfi, ODTU Genc Arastirmaci Basari Odulleri, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2015.

The Educator of the Year Award. ODTU Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Egitim ve Arastirma Vakfi, ODTU Yilin Egitimcisi Odulu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2012.

“Outstanding Graduate” award, Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences PhD Program, Utah State University, Logan UT, 2009.

Scholarship to pursue PhD, The Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Turkey, Turkey, 2003.

Ranked the first among the graduates of the Faculty of Education 2001-2002, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2002.