Dr. Secil Caskurlu

Assistant Professor
Dr. Secil

Contact Information

Office Location
3205B Stone Building

Dr. Secil Caskurlu is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies.

Her overall research focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of technology-rich learning experiences to enhance student outcomes including learning and engagement. Along this line of research, her current research focuses on three main strands: (a) social and cognitive factors that impact student outcomes in online education; (b) training instructional designers as it relates to meaningful (online) learning experiences; and (c) educating teachers to integrate computational thinking into their teaching to enhance disciplinary instruction.

As for teaching, Secil has designed, developed, and taught various face-to-face, blended, and fully online graduate courses focusing on different topics ranging from instructional design to advanced research in instructional design and technology, motivation, learning theories, and online teaching and learning.

From a practical perspective, she has been doing consultation work for faculty and graduate students in different fields with a focus on instructional design, competency-based education as well as online teaching and learning.

Secil received her PhD in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University, MEd in Instructional Design and Technology from University of Cincinnati, and BS in Computer Education and Instructional Technologies from Hacettepe University, Turkey.