Technology and Teacher EducationSocial Media in Educationand design of learning and teaching with technologies
Evrim Baran is an assistant professor at the Department of Educational Sciences at the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Prior to her position at METU, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow within the department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She received her Ph.D. on Curriculum and Instructional Technology and Human Computer Interaction at Iowa State University. Dr. Baran worked as an instructor and researcher at the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University for four years. She also has a four years of industry experience working as an instructional designer in an educational software development company in Turkey. Career highlights include Iowa State University research and teaching excellence awards, ECT Foundation Cochran Internship, preparing future faculty fellowship, award winning papers at the conferences, authorship of internationally cited and adopted TPACK instrument, foundation of student-led consulting enterprise and award winning grants on the establishment of usability labs and student enterprises. Evrim has worked on online course design, program evaluation and needs assessment projects within the university and in nationwide projects. Her research focuses on technology and teacher education, online learning, and the impact of social media and emerging technologies on education and society.