Alev Elci


I have recently established and now acting as managing director of a Google group entitled Higher Education Professional Development Network "Yüksek Öğretim Mesleki Gelişim Ağı (YÖMEGA)" in Turkey. YÖMEGA has faculty members and researchers from different universities in Turkey, mainly faculty professional development experts and academics.
I have main research areas as faculty development, digital teaching and learning, technology enhanced learning, social networks, learning communities, animation and game based learning, internationalization, and narrative approaches.
I am the co-editor of IGI Global book, Handbook of Research on Faculty Development for Digital Teaching and Learning, contributing chapter “Faculty Development Centers for Digital Teaching and Learning: Implementation of Institutional Strategy and Infrastructure”. I have a book titled Faculty Beliefs and Needs: Opening the Gate to ICT-based Professional Development in Teaching and Learning. I am currently reviewer of two SSCI indexed journals, POD's Improve the Academy Journal and supervising doctoral and master students. I was a visiting researcher in Roger Williams University, RI, USA with a grant by Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). I have received BSc in Mathematics (Hacettepe University) and MSc in Computer Engineering (Middle East Technical University), Ankara, Turkey. I got PhD in Educational Sciences (Eastern Mediterranean University), Famagusta, North Cyprus. My dissertation was on faculty beliefs and needs for ICT-based professional development in teaching and learning. Prior to academia, I worked for 15 years as software support and training specialist for Unisys and Oracle in Turkey, Pakistan, China, and Kuwait. I have been teaching for 20 years and lately was an Assistant Professor in Department of Management Information Systems, Aksaray University, Turkey.