Selen Turkay works closely with other team members to answer big questions related to innovations in learning and teaching in higher education. Her general research interests include design of personalized, interactive, and collaborative learning environments in particular gaming and virtual worlds.
Specifically, she studies the effects of design choices on learning agency and outcomes, as well as learner experiences including engagement and motivation. Her research approach is a synthesis of mixed methods, qualitative to quantitative (focus groups, case studies, diary studies, content analysis, surveys, eye-tracking, true experiments).
Prior to joining VPAL, Selen was a member of Games for Learning Institute, working with Dr. Charles Kinzer, and Social Technology and Learning Lab, working with Dr. Sandra Okita. Selen earned her Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media at Teachers College Columbia University, and received an M.S. degree in Differential Geometry and B.S. in Mathematics from Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey.
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