BTLSC Online Seminar: “Transition to Online Teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Human-Centered Approach,” Dr. Evrim Baran (Iowa State University), 5PM July 27 (EN)

Title: Transition to Online Teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Human-Centered Approach

Presenter: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evrim Baran, Iowa State University
Date: July 27, 2020
Time: 17:00 – 18:00

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Educational institutions all around the world are going through the emergency transition to remote teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How do you get started with online teaching in the face of a global pandemic? How do you establish quality online learning and teaching experiences? In this session, we will look at some human-centered principles that underpin effective online teaching, best practices to guide your online teaching, and ways to establish an effective community of inquiry in your online courses.

Evrim Baran is an associate professor of educational technology and human computer education programs at Iowa State University. Her research examines effective strategies for the design of mobile, online, and flexible learning environments in teacher education, engineering education, and STEM learning contexts. She directed international grants and research projects on mobile/online learning, K-12 engineering, STEM education, and teacher/faculty professional development. She teaches courses on online learning, learning design, and evaluation of digital learning environments.

Baran completed her PhD on educational technology and human computer interaction at Iowa State University, and her M.S. and B.S. degrees at Middle East Technical University (METU). She completed her postdoctoral fellowship within the department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Prior to her position at ISU, she worked as an assistant professor of educational sciences and associate director for the Center for STEM Education at METU. She was also the visiting professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Her career highlights include early career award, best paper awards, research and teaching excellence awards, outstanding young researcher awards at AERA, SITE, and AECT organizations and conferences. She worked on online course design, program evaluation and needs assessment projects within the university and in nationwide projects. More information about her work is at