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Evrim Baran

Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Education

Office: 0624b Lagomarcino 901 Stange Rd, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 5287
Email: ebaran@iastate.edu

Research interests

I am an associate professor of educational technology in the School of Education at Iowa State University. My scholarship converges the disciplines of educational technology, human computer interaction, and learning sciences to answer complex problems in today’s learning environments.  My research aims to establish effective strategies for the design of mobile, online, and flxible learning environments in teacher education, engineering education, and STEM learning contexts. I have directed international grants and research projects on mobile learning, TPACK, and STEM education environments. I teach courses on online learning, evaluating digital learning environments, and instructional design. 


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instructional Technology and Human Computer Interaction, Iowa State University, 2011

M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Middle East Technical University, 2006

B.S., Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Minor: Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, 2003

Research Themes

  • Multimodal investigation of technology enhanced learning environments: The new wave of technological innovations such as wearable sensors and eye trackers enable educational researchers combine data from physical classroom activities and physiological responses with more traditional educational data. My recent research uses multimodal methods for developing and tracking teacher knowledge and behavior in technology enhanced STEM and engineering classrooms. 
  • Design, development, and evaluation of online learning: My recent work on online learning and teaching focuses on the implementation of open pedagogy as an approach to empower learners in the co-creation of the course content and help them contribute to the body of knowledge they learn. 
  • Technology enhanced teacher education strategies: I investigate the impact of teacher education strategies on pre-service and inservice teachers' knowledge of effective technology integration.


In Press

  • Baran, E., Canbazoglu-Bilici, S., Mesutoglu, C., & Ocak, C. (In press). Investigating the impact of an out-of-school STEM education program on students’ attitudes towards STEM and STEM careers. School Science and Mathematics.
  • Ocak, C., & Baran, E. (In press). Observing the indicators of technological pedagogical content knowledge in science classrooms: A video-based research. Journal of Research on Technology in Education.
  • Alemdag, E., Cevikbas, S., & Baran, E. (In press). The design, implementation and evaluation of a professional development programme to support teachers’ technology integration in a public education centre. Studies in Continuing Education.


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