About Me

I started my career as a food engineer after graduating from Istanbul Technical University in 1997. After working for two years as a food engineer, I went to the U.S. for six months. On this trip, I had a chance to attend language classes and explore a relatively new culture for me. In 2000, I started the M.A program in Biology Teaching at Bilkent University with a full scholarship. During this program, I did my internship at Bilkent Primary and Secondary School, Bilkent Laboratory and International School, TED Ankara College, and Istanbul Robert College. In the 3rd semester of my M.A., I went to the U.S. for two months. I did an internship at Ames High School, Iowa, and attended seminars at Iowa State University.

After I finished my M.A. in Biology Teaching (2002), I started to work at Bilkent University as an instructor. At the same time, I taught Biology and science at Bilkent Schools for two years as a part-time teacher. Without being a teacher, it is impossible to train teachers. Since I have a high motivation for technology education, I started my Ph.D. in Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Department at Middle East Technical University in 2003. I finished my Ph.D. in 2008. From 2009-2012, I worked as an Educational Technologist at an International School in Mons, Belgium.
I returned to Turkey in 2012 and continued to work at the Graduate School of Education at Bilkent University. I became the Faculty-School Partnership coordinator in 2016. I had Assoc.Prof title in Curriculum & Instruction from CoHE in May 2020.

I am interested in using ICT in education, computational thinking, mLearning, curriculum development, international education, instructional design, education for sustainability, STEM education, and outdoor education.