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Kursat CAGILTAY, Ph.D.

If technology is the solution, why it can't solve our problems or why it creates more problems. After several years of my professional work experience, I realized that pure science and technical approaches to the problems cannot answer these questions. So, while looking for the answers I earned double Ph.D. from the Instructional Systems Technology department and Cognitive Science program, Indiana University, USA. Now, my research effort is focused on about how we can improve quality of our life by the help of technology.


All of my Publications

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Current Research Projects
OZTEK Investigation of the teaching process of basic essential and cognitive concepts to Special education students and its effectiveness using Technology Enhanced Learning environments. Funded by TUBITAK
EuKidsOnline Project, Coordinator for Turkey. Funded by the EC's Safer Internet Programme.
Engage GameBased Learning Project: European Network for Growing Activity in Game-based learning in Education. EU Life Long Learning Project
Robot Bilim Kamplari/Robot Science Camps for STEM TUBITAK Bilim Kamplari Projesi
Oyun Tabanli Ogrenme Portali / Educational Game Portal Ucretsiz Egitsel Icerik ve Oyunlar/Free Educational Content/Games

Administrative Work
METU STEM Center, Executive Board Member
METU Instructional Technology Support Office / ODTU Ogretim Teknolojileri Destek Ofisi, Koordinator
TUBA National OpenCourseWare Project / Ulusal Acik Ders Projesi, Calisma Grubu Uyesi

Research Groups
SIMGE - Simulations and Games in Education (established in 2004)
Human Computer Interaction (established in 2005)

Research Interests (Click on the numbers in parenthesis to access my related publications, B=Book, J=Journal, C=Conference, R=Research))

1 - Cognitive Aspects of Human Learning System,

2 - Use of technology in education (K-12 and Corporate Settings) (J1, J2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7)

3 - Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS) (B1, C1)

4 - Distance Education (J1, J2, J3, J4, R1, C1, C2, C3, C4)

5 - Human-Computer-Interaction (C1, R1)

6 - Social Informatics (Computer mediated communication systems, Organizational Informatics) (J1, C1, C2, C3)

7 - Cultural and Cross-Cultural Studies ( C1, C2, R1)

8 - Issues about the Design and Development of Information and Instructional Systems (J1, J2, R1, C1)

8 - Telecommunications and the Internet (J1, R1, C1, C2, C3, C4)

9 - Electronic Games and Simulations

10- Others (B1, B2, B3)

Academic Degrees

Bogazici University, Advanced Vocational Studies, Electronics Program, 1982
METU, Department of Mathematics, B.S. (Honour Degree), 1988
METU, Computer Engineering, M.S., 1993
Indiana University, IST Department and Cognitive Science Program (Double Ph.D.) with a minor in Information Science, 2002

Professional and Academic Work

Bogazici University: Research Assistant in Electronics Laboratory (1981-1982)
Saniva AS: Sperry-Univac, Hardware Engineer, Technical Support Div. (1983-1984)
METU CC User Support Group (1988-1990)
Military Service in Turkish Army Forces (1993-2 Months)
METU CC Network Group Manager (1990-1996)
Turkish Internet Project (TR-NET) NOC Manager (1993- 1996)
METU CC Assistant Director (1996-1997)
Turkish Internet, .tr Top Level Domain Name Technical Manager (1990- )
METU, Faculty of Education-Computer Education And Instructional Technology (1996- .)
Indiana University, Instructional Systems Technology. Associate Instructor (Fall-2000 and Spring-2001)
Indiana University, School of Informatics. Lecturer (Fall-2001)

Awards, Honors and Grants

Graduation in the first rank from the Department of Mathematics, METU. 1988.
Named in WHO'S WHO IN TURKEY, 1996/97.
Larson Professional Development Award, Indiana University, 1999. ($300)
Larson Professional Development Award, Indiana University, 2000. ($400)
Kemp Award, Instructional Development Fellowship. Indiana University, 2000. (With Chris Essex and ByungRo Lim, $2000)
Creative Paths to Peace Grant. Indiana University, 2001. (With Dr. Barbara Bichelmeyer and Michael Evans, $10,000)
Scientific Research Projects Grant, METU, 2003. Topic: Simulations and Games
TUBITAK Research Grant, 2005. Eye tracking research on learning in computerized environments (~USD80.000)


Reviwer - Educational Media International - Taylor And Francis Group (2006- )
METU, President's Office Informatics Committee Member (2005- )
METU Faculty of Education, Quality Improvement Committee Member (2003- )
METU Informatics Institute, Administrative Board Member (2004- )
Reviewer, 2000, American Educational Research Association (AERA). Reviewed proposals for the AERA annual meeting.
Reviewer, 2001, The International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS). Reviewed proposals for the IWIPS conference, The Open University, UK.
Reviewer, 2002, 4th Annual International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS). Reviewed proposals for the IWIPS conference, Austin, TX
Reviewer, 2004, CATAC-Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication. Reviewed proposals for the CATAC-04 conference
Reviewer, 2004, American Educational Research Association (AERA). Reviewed proposals for the AERA 2005 annual meeting.

Hobbies and Other Interests

See my Scuba pictures (July, 2007)
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See some of my family Pictures.

E-mail address: kursat@metu.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 2103683

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