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EDUCATION

Ph. D. in Instructional Design and Technology

School of Education Department of Learning Sciences and Technologies
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA (June 2009)
Dissertation Title: The Effects of Context-Dependency of Seductive Details on Recall and Transfer in a Multimedia Learning Environment
Dissertation Co-chairs: Dr. Mike Moore and Dr. Peter Doolittle

MS in Computer Education and Instructional Technology

Faculty of Education Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (April 2004)
Thesis Title: The Effects of Educational Ideologies on Technology Acceptance
Thesis Co-advisors: Dr. Kursat Cagiltay and Dr. Ercan Kiraz

BS in Secondary Science and Mathematics Education (Focus on Mathematics Education)

Faculty of Education Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey (July 2000)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Instructional Design Coordinator
College of Health Sciences
Des Moines University (8/2013 – Present)

  • Work one-on-one (and collectively) with faculty in the development, implementation, evaluation of courses, using instructional design best practices and instructional technology tools to continuously enhance the learner-centered environment.
  • Support faculty and staff in the effective and efficient use of the learning management system (LMS) and other educational tools and technologies.
  • Work collaboratively with the program staff to design processes and systems to deliver courses while adhering to program structural and process guidelines.
  • Coordinate University support services (and other outside resources) to build and maintain the Programs efficient and effective use of the LMS and other educational resources.
  • Coordinate the development of course improvement and faculty development plans / programs that utilize evaluation data, peer evaluation, and best practice in instructional design and pedagogy to enhance faculty teaching and learning experience and improve student learning outcomes.
  • Coordinate the programs use of new technological innovations (i.e., mobile computing options, use of video / audio, social networking, etc.)
  • Coordinate the collection, analysis and reporting of data to support the creation of faculty development activities.
  • Participate in program, college, and university committees and activities for continuous quality improvement of teaching and learning that support the mission and vision of the institution and the desired learning outcomes for DMU students.

Director of Language Technologies (2-Year Grant Position)
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Office of Distance Education
George Mason University (2/2012 – 8/2013)

  • Coordinate the shared language courses through Telepresence classrooms at the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at George Mason University and other 4VA universities (James Madison University, Virginia Tech, and University of Virginia).
  • Assist the development and implementation of new online certificate and degree programs (market analysis, research, curriculum development, course development, communication with the departments, and grant writing).
  • Provide consultation and conduct research for the Office of Distance Education regarding the online education , online course design and development, equipment purchase, special projects, and future operations
  • Support research initiatives
  • Seek opportunities for funding
  • Serve as an intermediary between faculty, administration and other units on campus including DoIT (Department of Instructional Technology), CTE (Center for Teaching Excellence), the offices of Distance Education and Institutional Effectiveness, and the Office of the Provost

Instructional Designer
Office of Educational Outreach
Black Hills State University (10/2009 – 2/2012)

  • Lead projects relevant to the instructional design operations (development of the instructional design portal, online course review system, online best practice video interviews, Second Life virtual learning environment, and the workshop registration system).
  • Assisted faculty to design their online courses.
  • Conducted quality assurance reviews of the online courses.
  • Developed and presented training workshops for faculty for their online teaching.
  • Assisted faculty to prepare their online instructional materials in the form of visuals, audio, video, and various multimedia.
  • Coordinated student technology fellows.
  • Represented the Office of Educational Outreach and the university in multiple committees.

IT Support Personnel
English Department
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (08/2007 – 05/2009)

  • Assisted faculty with advanced technology for their research and teaching.
  • Oversaw the possibilities to use emerging technology for faculty.
  • Maintained security of the network.
  • Maintained computers on both PC and Macintosh platforms.
  • Troubleshot on both Macintosh and Windows computers.

Lab Assistant
Faculty Development Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (05/2007-07/2007) and (05/2008-07/2008)

  • Facilitated workshop sessions in different tracks related to Blackboard, new strategies and tools for teaching with technology, JMP statistical software, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Professional, LabVIEW, tablet PCs, IT Security, Content Management System, podcasting, RSS, and database-driven websites with PHP and MySQL.

Graduate Assistant / Lab Manager
Education Technology Lab
Instructional Technology Program – School of Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (09/2004 – 05/2007)

  • Supervised a PC Lab, including the maintenance of more than 60 computers.
  • Coordinated and mentored other graduate assistants on the lab team.
  • Designed training workshop.
  • Evaluated hardware and software for purchasing decisions.

Graduate Assistant / Helpdesk Coordinator
Academic Support Group
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (02/2002 – 07/2004)

  • Responsible for solving problems occurring in more than 180 computers.
  • Coordinated student assistants for immediate troubleshooting.
  • Solved various problems including operating systems, software, hardware, and network.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Online Course Instructor
College of Health Sciences
Des Moines University (8/2013 – Present)

  • Applied Curriculum Mapping (Fully online faculty development course (05.26.2014 – 09.15.2014)
  • Learning Management System training (Fully online faculty development certificate course with beginner, intermediate, and advanced tracks)

Workshop Instructor
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
George Mason University (2/2012 – 8/2013)

Summer 2012 Workshops

  • Introduction to Blackboard, August, 22, 2012, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, George Mason University Aquia Building 347.

Workshop Instructor
Office of Educational Outreach
Black Hills State University (10/2009 – 2/2012)

Summer 2011 Workshops

  • Online Student Orientation, May, 18, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • HLC-QI: Using Technology to Integrate X-Learning Workshop, June 6, 7, 13, 14, 2011, Black Hills State University

Spring 2011 Workshops

  • Online Student Orientation, January, 18, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Accessibility Issues in Online Education, Spring 2011 Workshop Series, February 8, 10, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Universal Design in Online Education, Spring 2011 Workshop Series, February 15, 17, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Enriching Your Online Courses with Creative Commons and OpenCourseWare, Spring 2011 Workshop Series, February 22, 24, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Web 2.0 Technologies in Online Education, Spring 2011 Workshop Series, March 15 , 17, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Advanced Tools in D2L: Articles, Journals, and Blogs, Spring 2011 Workshop Series, March 22, 24, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Student Engagement in Online Education, Spring 2011 Workshop Series, March 29, 31, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Cheating and Plagiarism in Online Education, Spring 2011 Workshop Series, April 5, 7, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Copyright and Fair Use of Electronic Materials in Online Courses, Spring 2011 Workshop Series, April 12, 14, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Online Classroom Management, Spring 2011 Workshop Series, April 19, 21, 2011, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom

Fall 2010 Workshops

  • Online Student Orientation, September, 3, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Introduction to Black Hills State University Online Course Agreement System, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, September 27, 30, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Introduction to Online Teaching, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, October 4, 7, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Open Discussion Session, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, October 11 , 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Quality Assurance of Online Courses, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, October 18, 21, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Creating Effective Syllabus for Online Courses, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, October 25, 28, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Design and Development of Instructional Activities in Online Courses, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, November 1, 4, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Open Discussion Session, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, November 8, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Online Classroom Management, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, November 15, 18, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Open Discussion Session, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, November 22, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Fair Use of Copyrighted and Open Source Materials, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, November 29, December 2, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Assessment of Online Learning, Fall 2010 Workshop Series, December 6, 9, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom

Spring 2010 Workshops

  • Online Student Orientation, January 22, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Introduction to Black Hills State University Online Course Request Submission, Spring Workshop Series, February 2, 3, and 4, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Quality Assurance Process in Online Course Design, Spring Workshop Series, February 9, 10, and 11, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Introduction to Online Teaching via D2L, Spring Workshop Series, February 16, 17, and 18, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Effective Organization of Course Materials in D2L, Spring Workshop Series, February 23, 24, and 25, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Improving Participation and Engagement through Discussion in D2L, Spring Workshop Series, March 2, 3, and 4, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Management of Assignments through Dropbox in D2L, Spring Workshop Series, March 9, 10, and 11, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Creating and Managing Quizzes and Exams through D2L, Spring Workshop Series, March 16, 17, and 18, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Management of Gradebook in D2L, Spring Workshop Series, March 23, 24, and 25, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Lecturing in Online Teaching, Spring Workshop Series, March 30, 31, and April 1, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Transferring Quizzes and Exams into D2L with Respondus, Spring Workshop Series, April 6, 7, and 8, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom
  • Management of Assignments through Dropbox in D2L, Spring Workshop Series, April 13, 14, and 15, 2010, Black Hills State University Library Governor’s Electronic Classroom

Math Instructor
Language and Culture Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (05/2006 – 07/2006), (05/2007 – 07/2007) and (05/2008 – 07/2008)

  • Taught arithmetic, algebra, and geometry to McNair and Multicultural Academic Orientation Program (MAOP) scholars for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).

Mathematics Teacher
Beylikova High School, Eskisehir, Turkey (01/2001 – 02/2002)

  • Taught math to more than 120 students and English as a second language to approximately 60 students.
  • Served as the head of English teachers’ and Math teachers’ community assigned by the Beylikova department of education.

RESEARCH

Book Chapters

  • Ozdemir, D., Preast, V., & Duffy, P. A. (In Press), Systematic approach for improving accessibility and usability in online courses In V.C. Bryan, A. T. Musgrove, and J. R. Powers (Eds), Handbook of research on human development in the digital age, Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Ozdemir, D. & Stebbins, C. (2017). A Framework for the Evaluation of Competency-Based Curriculum”. In K. Rasmussen, P. Northrup, & R. Colson (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Competency-Based Education in University Settings. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Ozdemir, D. (2014). Overcoming Challenges During the Development of a Massive Open Online Course. In  P. Lowenthal, C. York, & J. Richardson (Eds.), Online Learning: Common misconceptions, benefits, and challenges. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Ozdemir, D. & Duffy, P. A. (2016). Meeting the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Using Backward Design. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. http://doi.org/10.1177/2373379916666542.
  • Ozdemir, D. & Stebbins, C. (2015). Curriculum Mapping for the Utilization of a Learning Analytics System in an Online Competency-Based Master of Healthcare Administration Program: A Case Study. Journal of Health Administration Education, 32(4), 543-562.
  • Ozdemir, D. & Doolittle, P. (2015). Revisiting the Seductive Details Effect in Multimedia Learning: Context-dependency of Seductive Details. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 24(2), 101-119.
  • Ozdemir, D. & Loose, R. (2014) Implementation of a quality assurance review system for the scalable development of online courses. Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 17(1).
  • Ozdemir, D. & McDaniel, J. G. (2013). Evaluation of the state authorization processes for distance education. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 16(1).
  • Kiraz, E. & Ozdemir, D. (2006). The relationship between educational ideologies and technology acceptance in preservice teachers. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 9(2), 152-165.
  • Can, G. & Ozdemir, D. (2006). Blogging in higher education: Theoretical and practical approach. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 4(6), 5-13.

Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • Ozdemir, D. & McDaniel, J. G. (2012). Meeting Employment Demands with Industry Competent Online Adult Degree Completion Programs in the 4-VA Consortium. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • Ozdemir, D. & McDaniel, J. G. (2012). The State Authorization Process of Distance Education at George Mason University. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • Ozdemir, D. (2005). Do preservice teachers believe in technology? The relationship between educational ideologies and technology acceptance. Paper presented at Thirty-Fifth Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, Cocoa Beach, FL

Conference Presentation

  • Stumbo, T., Ozdemir, D., Cahalan, J. (2015). Learning Analytics: Innovative Technology for Systematic Assessment, Poster presented at 2015 Annual Conference of the Association of Schools and Allied Health Professions, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Hill, D & Ozdemir, D. (2013). Changing the Mindset from Parking Lot to Cyber-Classrooms: Building Universal Accessbility into Higher Education, Des Moines University Research Symposium, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA.
  • Ozdemir, D. & McDaniel, J. G. (2012). Meeting Employment Demands with Industry Competent Online Adult Degree Completion Programs in the 4-VA Consortium. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • Ozdemir, D. & McDaniel, J. G. (2012). The State Authorization Process of Distance Education at George Mason University. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • Ozdemir, D. (2009). The Amount and Location of Seductive Details and Their Effects on Recall and Transfer of Knowledge in Multimedia Learning Environments. Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference of Eastern Educational Research Association, Sarasota, FL
  • Ozdemir, D. (2009). Alternative Strategies for the Measurement of Different Types of Cognitive Load in Instructional Environments. Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference of Eastern Educational Research Association, Sarasota, FL
  • Ozdemir, D. & Can, G. (2007). Effective Use of Self-explanation Strategy for Efficient Learning: A Cognitive Load Theory Approach. Paper presented at Learning within the kaleidoscope: A culture of technology: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Orlando, FL
  • Ozdemir, D. (2005). Do preservice teachers believe in technology? The relationship between educational ideologies and technology acceptance. Poster presented at Thirty-fifth Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Ozdemir, D. & Cinar, M. (2005). The reasons for the students’ resistance to change and its influence on education. Paper presented at Exploring the vision: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Orlando, FL

Technical Reports

  • Ozdemir, D. & Rand, J. (2017). Curriculum Analysis and Student Learning Outcome Evaluation Report. Des Moines, IA: Des Moines University, Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program.
  • Ozdemir, D. (2012). The Organizational Models for the Delivery of Distance Education Evaluation Report. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University, Office of Distance Education.
  • Ozdemir, D., & McDaniel, J. G. (2012). Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Technology and Innovation Report. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University, Office of Distance Education.

GRANTS

  • Ozdemir, D. (PI), Ay, V. (2012). The Development of a Shared Hybrid Foreign Language Course in a Multi-University Setting. 4VA Initiative, $3,000 – Funded.
  • Muir, J. (PI), McDaniel, J. G., Ozdemir, D. (2012). Online Adult Student Information System (OASIS). State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), $48,819.00 – Funded.
  • Christensen, J. (PI), Ozdemir, D., Ágoston, K. E., Ay, V. (2012). Development of Critical Language Studies in Authentic Contexts. Center for Global Studies, George Mason University, $1,500.00 – Not Funded.

RECENT PROJECTS

  • Utilization of the Desire2Learn Learning Object Repositories for Curricular Analysis in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Des Moines University (January 2017 – Present)
  • Online Faculty Orientation for the Department of Public Health at Des Moines University (October 2016 – December 2016)
  • Desire2Learn ePortfolio Initiative for the Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) program (September 2014 – January 2015)
  • Utilization of the Desire2Learn Learning Object Repositories for Curricular Analysis in the Master of Health Care Administration at Des Moines University (April 2015 – Present)
  • Curriculum Mapping Initiative for the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at Des Moines University (September 2014 – January 2017)
  • Curriculum Mapping Initiative for the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Des Moines University (October 2013 – January, 2015)
  • Curriculum Mapping Initiative for Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) program at Des Moines University (October 2013 – January, 2015)
  • Implementation of the New Learning Management System (Desire2Learn) (October 2013 – September 2014)
  • Des Moines University Online Education Portal (System Development) (October 2013 – Present)
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at George Mason University (Course Development) (September 2012 – June 2013)
  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Technology and Innovation at George Mason University (Program Development) (February 2012 – August 2013)
  • Online Adult Student Information Services (OASIS) at George Mason University (Grant and System Development) (April 2012 – June 2013)
  • State Authorizations for Distance Education at George Mason University (February 2012 – August 2013)
  • Shared Course Coordination in the 4VA Initiative (February 2012 – February 2013)
  • Instructional Design Services Portal at Black Hills State University (2009 – 2012)
  • Online Course Agreement System at Black Hills State University (2009 – 2012)
  • Workshop Registration System at Black Hills State University (2009 -2010)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2017 Honorable Mention from the University Professional & Continuing Education Association’s (UPCEA) Phillip E. Frandson Award (co-authored chapter in the mentioned book)
  • 2016 Iowa Distance Learning Association Innovators Award in Higher Education Category
  • Certificate of Appreciation, McNair Scholars Program (2008)

CERTIFICATES

  • Certificate of Completion, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Online Workshop (2009)
  • Certificate of Completion, Peer Reviewer’s Certification (PRC) Online Workshop (2009)

SERVICE ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Academic Service

  • Assessment Advisory Council Member, Des Moines University, (June 2017 – Present)
  • Evaluation Committee Member, Department of Public Health, Des Moines University, (January 2017 – Present)
  • Search Committee Member, Assistant / Associate Professor Faculty Search, Master of Health Care Administration Program, Des Moines University, (August, 2015).
  • Digital Accessibility Implementation Planning Team Member, Des Moines University, (April 2015 – Present)
  • D2L Implementation Team Member, Des Moines University, (November, 2013 – January, 2015)
  • Web Advisory Committee Member, Des Moines University, (September, 2013 – Present)
  • Search Committee Member, Administrative and Office Specialist III, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, George Mason University, (October – November, 2012).
  • Coordinator of Turkish, Persian, and Portuguese Languages, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, George Mason University, (September, 2012 – February 2013)
  • Scholars of Studying Teaching Collaborative on e-Learning, George Mason University, (August, 2012 – April, 2013)
  • Distance Education Council, George Mason University, (February 2012 – August, 2013)
  • 4VA Shared Course Coordinator, George Mason University, (February 2012 – February 2013)
  • NCATE Accreditation Onsite Interviewee, Black Hills State University (March – April, 2011)
  • D2L Management Committee, Black Hills State University (October 2009 – February 2012)
  • Academic Technology Committee, Black Hills State University (October 2009 – February 2012)
  • Graduate Student Delegate, Department of Teaching and Learning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2004-2005)
  • Graduate Ambassador, Graduate School, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2004-2006)

Reviewer

  • Manuscript Reviewer for the Pedagogy in Health Promotion
  • Manuscript Reviewer for the Learning and Individual Differences
  • Manuscript Reviewer for the European Journal of Contemporary Education
  • Manuscript Reviewer for the Journal of Health Administration Education
  • Book Chapter Reviewer for the Handbook of Research on Competency-Based Education in University Settings
  • Manuscript Reviewer for the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education
  • Member of EDUCAUSE Review Committee for EDUCAUSE Review Online (2013 – 2014).
  • Manuscript Reviewer for the Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
  • Manuscript Reviewer for Asia Pacific Education Review
  • Proposal Reviewer for ICT2010 Singapore: Inspired Solutions, Empowered Learning – Using Technology to Collaborate, Adapt and Improve Adult Learning
  • Panel reviewer for Division C – Learning and Instruction, Section 5: Learning Environments for the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Panel reviewer for Division C – Learning and Instruction, Section 6: Cognitive, Social, and Motivational Processes for the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Memberships to Professional Associations

  • Iowa Distance Learning Association (March 2015 – Present)
  • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) (March 2015 – Present)
  • Professional and Organizational Development Network (PODNetwork) (March 2015 – Present)
  • EDUCAUSE (2009 – Present)
  • Online Learning Consortium (Sloan Consortium) (2013 – Present)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2008 – 2009) and (2013 – Present)
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) (2004 – 2009) and (2013 – Present)
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) (2008 – 2009)
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) (2009 – Present)

Memberships to Student Associations

  • Instructional Technology Student Association, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University