December 13, 2015

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Firat Sarsar

M.Sci, Ph.D.

Fulbright Fellow

 

-Curriculum Vita-

Ege University

College of Education

Computer Education and Instructional Technology

firatsarsar@gmail.com

Educational Background

Ph.D.              Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA                                                        2014

Major: Instructional Technology

Dissertation: Effectiveness of Emotional Motivational Feedbacks in online

Learning Environments.

Advisor: Steve W. Harmon, Ph.D.

Scholarship: FULBRIGHT

 

 

M.S.                Ege University, Izmir, Turkey                                                                      2008

Major:  Computer Education and Instructional Technology

Thesis: “Effects of Online Collaborative Learning Environments

on Social Skills of Pre-Service Teachers”’

Advisor: EralpAltun, Ph.D.

 

B.A.                Ege University, Izmir, Turkey                                                                      2004

Major:  Computer Education and Instructional Technology

Scholarship: Ministry of National Education

 

 

Professional Experience

 

2015-Present               Assistant Professor,  Ege University, College of Education, Computer Education and Instructional Technology Department, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey

 

2011-2014                   Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia State University, College of Education, Middle Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Department, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

2012 -2014                  Record of Instructor, Georgia State University, College of Education, Middle Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Department, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2010- Computer Skills in Information Age – Undergrad.

 

2011-2012                   Graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia State University, College of Education, Middle Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Department, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2010- Computer Skills in Information Age – Undergrad.

 

2004-2014                   Research Assistant, Ege University, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.

 

2004-2004                   Instructional Technology Teacher, Ministery of Education, Osman Manisali Elementary School, Acipayam, Denizli, Turkey.

 

2003-2004                   Student Assistant, Ege University, Culture and Sport Department, Graphical Designer, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.

 

Scholarship

Books, Book Sections, Book Chapters

 

Keskin, N. O., Sarsar, F., & Gallagher, M. (2013). e-Book Readers for Everyone: The FATIH Project. In D. McConatha, C. Penny, J. Shugar, & D. Bolton (Eds.), Mobile pedagogy and perspectives on teaching and learning. [S.l.]: Information Sci Refer Igi.

 

Publications-Journal Articles

 

Sarsar, F., Kışla, T., (2016). Emotional Presence in Online Learning Scale: A Scale Development Study. The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education. Vol.17, No:3

 

Sarsar, F., Başbay M., Başbay A. (2015). Öğrenme-Öğretme Sürecinde Sosyal Medya Kullanımı. Mersin Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi (ISSN: 1306-7850), Vol.11, No.2, 418-431.

 

Sarsar, F., Engin, G., (2015). Sınıf Öğretmeni Adaylarının Medya Okur-yazarlık Düzeylerinin İncelenmesi. Ege Eğitim Dergisi (ISSN:1307-4474), Vol.16, No.1,165-176.

 

Engin, G., Sarsar, F. (2015). Sınıf öğretmeni adaylarinin küresel vatandaşlik düzeylerinin incelenmesi / Investigation of primary school teacher candidates’ global citizenship levels). The International Journal of Human Sciences / Uluslararası İnsan Bilimleri Dergisi (ISSN:1303-5134), Vol.12, No. 1, 150-161.

 

Sarsar, F.,(2013), Emotion, Motivation and Online Learning. Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Vol.10, No. 11, 35-42.

 

Basbay, A., Kagnici, Y.D., Sarsar, F. (2013). Eğitim fakültelerinde görev yapmakta olan Öğretim elemanlarinin çokkültürlü yeterlik algilarinin incelenmesi (Examining Multicultural Competence Perceptions Of Education Faculty).Turkish Studies International Periodical For The Languages, Literature and History of Turkish or Turkic Volume 8/3, Winter 2013, p. 47-60, Ankara-Turkey

 

Sarsar, F.,(2012), A New Instructional Design Model for Online Instruction: GRAPE. Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Vol.9, No. 4, 27-36.

 

Sarsar, F., (2012), Motivation and Online Adult Learners: How do we do that?,Anadolu Journal of Educational Sciences International. January 2012, 2(1).

 

Kışla, T., Arıkan, Y. D., Sarsar, F., Meşhur, E., Şahin, M., &Kokoç, M. (2010). Encountering problems of the web-based distance learning systems.e-Journal of New World Sciences Academy, 5(1), 1-18.

 

Bintas, J., &Sarsar, F. (2009). The roles of computer mediated collaboration and peer assessment in learning trigonometric curves. Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 6(8), 37-50.

 

 

Publications-Abstracts, Conference Proceedings, Newsletters

 

Sarsar, F., Kışla, T., (2016, May). Emotional Presence in Online Learning.10th International Computer Education and Instructional Technology Symposium, Rize, Turkey (international)

 

Altay, G., Eğin, F., Koç. M., Dönmez, O., Sarsar, F. (2016, April). E Meslek Lisesi Öğrencilerinin Siber Zorbalık Profillerinin İncelenmesi. International Conference on New Trends in Education: New Learning Environments and Technologies, Ege University in Collaboration with Georgia State University and Bahcesehir University, Izmir, Turkey (international)

 

Sarsar, F., Samur, Y., (2016, April). Eğitimde Sosyal Medya: Facebook ve Uygulamaları. International Conference on New Trends in Education: New Learning Environments and Technologies, Ege University in Collaboration with Georgia State University and Bahcesehir University, Izmir, Turkey (international)

 

Ateş Çobanoğlu, A., Kışla, T., Sarsar, F., Dönmez, O., (2016, April). A SWOT Analysis For Graduate Program Of Computer and Instructional Technologies Education. International Conference on New Trends in Education: New Learning Environments and Technologies, Ege University in Collaboration with Georgia State University and Bahcesehir University, Izmir, Turkey (international)

 

Yıldız, N., Sarsar, F., Ateş Çobanoğlu, A., (2016, April). An Overview of Flipped Classrooms. International Conference on New Trends in Education: New Learning Environments and Technologies, Ege University in Collaboration with Georgia State University and Bahcesehir University, Izmir, Turkey (international)

 

Tunga, Y., Kişla, T.,  Sarsar, F., Inceoğlu M. M.., (2015, May). Investigating Game Design Process on 3-D Visual Programming Environment. International Conference on New Trends in Education: Early Childhood Education, Bahcesehir University in Collaboration with Georgia State University, Istanbul, Turkey (international)

 

Sarsar, F., Harmon, S., (2015, Nov). Graduate Students’ vs. Undergraduate Students’ Perspectives on Facebook as a Learning Environment. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (international)

 

Sarsar, F., (2015, May). Çevrimiçi öğrenme ortamları ve geribildirim (Online learning environments and feedback)..9th International Computer Education and Instructional Technology Symposium, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (international)

 

Arikan, Y.D., Sarsar, F., (2015, May).Eğitsel Sosyal Medya Kullanımı (Using educational social media)..9th International Computer Education and Instructional Technology Symposium, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (international)

 

Sarsar, F., Engerman, J., (2014, August). Mobile Applications for Early Childhood Education. International Conference on New Trends in Education Early Childhood Education, Bahcesehir University in Collaboration with Georgia State University, Istanbul, Turkey (international)

 

Samur, Y., Sarsar, F., (2014, August). Digital Games and Kids: What is good/bad? International Conference on New Trends in Education Early Childhood Education, Bahcesehir University in Collaboration with Georgia State University, Istanbul, Turkey (international)

 

Sarsar, F., Harmon, S., (2014, Nov). Feedback in online learning. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (international)

 

Arikan, Y.D., Sarsar, F., Harmon, S., (2014, March). Educational Media: A study for creating an opinion scale. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (international)

 

Arikan, Y.D., Sarsar, F., Harmon, S., (2014, February). Blogs in Education: An Opinion Scale for Using Blogs in Educational Media. Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (National)

 

Sarsar, F., Kisla, T., Harmon, S., (2013, October). Transferring and Communicating Perceived Emotions Online. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference, Anaheim, California, USA (International)

 

Ball, M., Dias, L.B., Davis, E., Richardson, C.C.& Sarsar, F. (2013, April).Design Tasks and Podcasts—Helping Pre-Service Teachers Develop Technological Pedagogical  Content Knowledge.The American Educational Research Association, San Francisco (AERA).(International)

 

Sarsar, F. & Kisla, T. (2013). Students’ Emotional Transfers in Online Environment t. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 2401-2406). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. (International)

 

Sarsar, F. & Harmon, S. (2013). Motivational Factors of Online vs. Face-to-Face Learning Environments. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 1004-1009). Chesapeake, VA: AACE (International)

 

Ball, M., Dias, L.B., Davis, E., Richardson, C.C.&Sarsar, F. (2012, October).The Use of Podcasts for Lesson Plans and Reflections in an Online Technology Integration Course:Can They Shed Light on Teachers’ TPACK?.Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, USA (International)

 

Sarsar, F.& Harmon, S. (2012, October).The Motivational Factors of College Students in Online Learning Environment. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, USA (International)

 

Sarsar, F.& Harmon, S. (2012, April).Facebook as Online Learning Environment, 4th Annual Colloquium of Graduates in Instructional Technology Student Association at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA(Regional)

 

Dias, L.B., Davis, E., Richardson, C.C.&Sarsar, F. (2012, March).The Use of Podcasts in a Technology Integration Course for Pre-service Teachers’   Development of Technological Pedagogical  Content Knowledge. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 Chesapeake, VA:Association for theAdvancement of Computing in Education(AACE).(International)

 

Sarsar, F.& Harmon, S. (2012, March).FOLE: perceptions of graduate students. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 Chesapeake, VA:Association for theAdvancement of Computing in Education(AACE).(International)

 

Sarsar, F.& Harmon, S. (2011, March). Facebook as an online learning environment: perceptions of undergraduate students. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 715-720). Chesapeake, VA:Association for theAdvancement of Computing in Education(AACE).(International)

 

Sarsar, F., Wang, C., Mance, I., Fikis, D., &Cebulski, B. (2010,October).The perceptions of instructional technology students on project management. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference, California, USA.(International)

 

Mance, I, Fikis, D.,Sarsar F.,Celuski, B., (2010, November), Project management and instructional technology,  3rd Annual Colloquium of Graduates in Instructional Technology Student Association at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA(Regional)

 

Brown, G.T., Dennison, T., Sarsar F., (2010, November), Distance learning and adult learners, 3rd Annual Colloquium of Graduates in Instructional Technology Student Association at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.m(Regional)

 

Sarsar,  F., (2010, October), Inter-culturalism and instructional technology,College of Education Doctoral Student Symposium at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.(Regional)

 

Donmez, O., &Sarsar, F. (2009).3 steps for online collaborative learning environment – 3S-OCL model. Paper presented at the European Teacher Education Network Conference, ETEN2009, Kusadasi, Izmir, Turkey. (International)

 

Kışla, T., Arıkan, Y. D., &Sarsar, F. (2009,February).The investigation of the usage of ICT in university lecturers’ courses. Paper presented at the World Conference on Educational Sciences, Cyprus. (International)

 

Kışla, T., Bayburt, E., Sarsar, F.,&Arıkan, Y. D. (2009, October).Mobil öğrenme ortamlarinin öğrenci başarilarina etkisi (mobile learning). Paper presented at the 3rd International Computer and Instructional Technologies Symposium Trabzon, Turkey. (International)

 

Yavuzer, N., Hızlı, Y., Tekinay, T., Kışla, T., Arıkan, Y. D., &Sarsar, F. (2009, October). Bilgisayar ağlari ve iletişim dersine yönelik açik ders malzemelerinin öğrenci başarisi üzerinde etkisi(Open Course Material Design). Paper presented at the 3rd International Computer and Instructional Technologies Symposium Trabzon, Turkey. (International)

 

Yurdakul, B., Sarsar, F.,&Baykal, I. (2009,April). The future perspective of elementary school students on computer technologies. (Bilgisayar Teknolojilerine ilişkin öğrenen algılarını oluşturan bireysel, sosyal ve eğitsel etmenlerin inclenmesi. Eğitimde Yeni Yönelimler V – Öğrenmenin Doğası ve Değerlendirme Sempozyumu ) Paper presented at the New Approach in Education, Izmir, Turkey. (National)

 

Sarsar, F.,Kışla, T., Aytekin, M., &Bilen, M. (2009,October). Cevrimici isbirlikli ogrenme ortamlarin duygusal zekaya etkisi  (online emotional intelligence). Paper presented at the 18. UlusalEgitimBilimleriSempozyumu, Kusadasi, Izmir, Turkey.(National)

 

Bintas, J., &Sarsar, F. (2008, April).Computer aided collaborative learning on trigonometry curves in mathematics education. Paper presented at the 2nd International Computer and Instructional Technologies Symposium, Izmir, Turkey. (International)

 

Sarsar, F.,&Altun, E. (2008,April). The effects of emotional skills  of  synchronize and asynchronies  collaborative learning environments. Paper presented at the 2nd International Computer and Instructional Technologies Symposium, Izmir, Turkey. (International)

 

Sarsar, F.,&Alabay, E. (2007, June).Okulöncesi dönem çocuklarina yönelik hazirlanmiş internet tabanli öğrenme sitelerinin incelenmesi ve değerlendirilmesi (web based learning: research for designing web sites for early  childhood education). Paper presented at the 3rd Education of Social Science, Adana, Turkey.(National)

 

Sarsar, F.,&Altun, E. (2007, May).The effects of interaction of web based collaborative learning environments for students of education faculty. Paper presented at the 1st International Computer and Instructional Technologies Symposium, Canakkale, Turkey. (International)

 

Ceylan, B., Sarsar, F.,Tabanlı, G., &İnceoğlu, M. (2006,April).Mobil öğrenmeortamlarindagrafikkullaniciarayüztasarimi(graphical user interface design for mobil device). Paper presented at the International Educational Technology Conference, Cyprus. (International)

 

Sarsar, F.,&Donmez, O. (2006,April).Web based learning model for primary school curriculum of computer teaching lesson. ilköğretim bilgisayar dersi içeriğinde bulunan “Bilgisayar ve birimlerini tanıma” konusunda öğretmenler için web tabanlı ders modeli. Avrupa Birliği ile Bütünleşme Sürecinde İlköğretim Eğitimi Sempozyumu. Paper presented at the Symposium On Primary Education In The Integration Process Of Turkey’s European Union, Izmir, Turkey. (International)

 

 

Research Projects

 

2015 – Present            Ege University – Scientific Research Project

The Usability of Mobile Devices and Communication in Distance Learning (18.000 TL)

 

2013- 2014                 Georgia State University

The Effectives of Emotional Motivational Feedback Messages in an Online Learning Environment.

 

2010- 2013                 Georgia State University

The Use of Podcasts in a Technology Integration Course for Pre-service Teachers

 

2009-2012                   Ege University Scientific Academic Project

Effects of Screen Capture Programs on Dynamic Mathematic Training(6.300 TL)

 

2009-2011                  Ege University Scientific Academic Project

Multicultural Events in Education (5.000 TL)

 

2008-2010                   Ege University Scientific Academic Project

Effect Of Web Assisted Video Instruction On Mathematic Success (10.000 TL)

 

2006-2008                  Ege University Scientific Academic Project

The Effects of Online Collaborative Learning on Social Skills Online Collaboration and Social Skills (5.000TL – Master Thesis)

 

2003-2004                  Ege University College of Education

Ege University Education Faculty Fear of Success That Is Assumed To Be Formed In Students In Their First Grades

Project (Bachelor Thesis)

 

Scholarships, Fellowship and Awards

 

2013                            Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) – Cochran Intern.  (Award for Excellence of Leadership in Instructional Technology – International Award

 

2013                            Georgia State University, College of Education, Award of Outstanding PhD Students in Learning Technologies

 

2011                            Georgia State University, College of Education Ph.D. Student Recognition Scholarship/Award

 

2009- 2014                  Fulbright – Ph.D. Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State

 

1999-2004                  Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Education Undergraduate

 

2010                           The Georgia State University College of Education Travel Award

 

2008                           The Turkish Online Journal of Education Technology of Thanks

 

2008                           Ege University Faculty of Education Continual Logo Design 1st Prize

 

2008                           Ege University Faculty of Education 10th Year Logo Design 1st Prize

 

2008                           Ege University Science Institute Certificate of Thanks

 

2006                           Ege University Education Faculty Computer Club Booklet of Thanks

 

2005                           Ege University Student Council Certificate of Thanks

 

2004                           Ege University Presidency Certificate of Appreciation

 

2004                           Ege University Education Faculty Certificate of Honor

 

2004                           Ege University Education Faculty Certificate of Appreciation

 

 

 

Certifications

 

Using the Brain Power                      Ege University Coordination Focus of Quality Department

Leadership                                         Ege University Coordination Focus of Quality Department

Total Quality Management                Ege University Coordination Focus of Quality Department

Project Management                          Elginkan Education Center

Human Resources Management        Elginkan Education Center

 

 

Membership

 

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

International Honor Society in the Field Of Education (Delta Kappa Pi)

Professional Service

2012                Graduate Students Assembly of The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), International Event

Director of Event

 

2012                4st Annual Colloquium of Graduates in Instructional Technology Student Association at Georgia State University

Director of Event

 

2011                3rd Annual Colloquium of Graduates in Instructional Technology Student Association at Georgia State University

Director of Event

 

2010                Southeastern Region ASTE Conference, Atlanta, USA

Member of Planning Committee

 

Institutions Enrolled / Social and Academic Organizations

 

2013 – 2014                 President, Graduate Students Assembly of The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), International

2013- 2014                  PastPresident, Association of Graduate Students in Instructional Technology at GSU/ Atlanta,USA

2012 – 2013                 President-Elect, Graduate Students Assembly of The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), International

2012- 2013                  President, Association of Graduate Students in Instructional Technology at GSU/ Atlanta,USA

2011- 2012                  President, Turkish Cultural and Student Association at GSU / Atlanta,USA

2011-2012                   VicePresident, Association of Graduate Students in Instructional Technology at GSU/ Atlanta,USA

2010- 2011                  President, Turkish Cultural and Student Association at GSU / Atlanta,USA

2010- 2011                  Director of Colloquium, Association of Graduate Students in Instructional Technology at GSU/ Atlanta,USA

2007-2008                   Member of Education Group,World Health Organization –Healthy Cities Project (Izmir)

2007 – 2008               President, Ege University Science Institute Graduate StudentCouncil

2006 – 2007               President, Ege University Science Institute Graduate StudentCouncil

2003 – 2004               President, Ege University Student Council

2003 – 2004               President, Ege University Education Faculty StudentCouncil

2002 – 2003               President, Ege University Education Faculty Student Representative

2001 – 2004               Chief of the Group, Ege University Education Faculty Computer Club

2004                           Member, Universiade Olympiad Voluntary Management

2002 – 2004               Member, Local Agenda 21 Youth Council

2002 – 2004               Member, Ege University Coordination Focus of Quality

 

Social Events, Panels, Meetings, Education Trips

Panels

2008                Panelist, “Being Graduate Students and the Next Steps” (Organization:  Bahcesehir University Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Department)

2007                Chairman, “The Challenges in teaching computer” (Organization:  Ege University Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Department and Computer Club)

2007                Chairman, “What for Science?” (Organization:  Ege University Science Institute Student Council)

2006               Chairman,“The Challenges in being  a research Assistants”

(Organization:Ege University Science Institute Student Council)

 

Coordinator, General Assembly, Meetings

 

2004                Former Foreign Minister of Turkish Republic İsmail CEM

Europe and Turkey Seminary – Organization: Ege University Student Council and Sociology Club

 

2004               Former Foreign Minister of Turkish Republic Şükrü Sina GÜREL

Cyprus and Europe Union -Organization: Ege University Student Council and International Relationship Community

 

2004               Journalist  Mithat BEREKET

Ataturk Documentary – Organization: Ege University Student Council and International Relationship Community

 

2004               University’s Student Council Presidents’ Meeting

Organization: Ege University Student Council

 

2004               Ege University Student Council General Assembly

Organization: Ege University Student Council

 

2003                University Student difficulties – Lunch with President of Turkish Republic AhmetNecdet SEZER

 

Speaker – TV Programs (Live Performance)

2007                TRT –FM (National Radio) – “Science and Technology ” (with Prof. Dr. Fazilet Vardar SUKAN)

2005               EGE TV – “50th year of EgeUniversity”

2003               İzmir TV – “Presentation of the Ege University”

2003               CNNTURK – “Presentation of the Ege University”

2003               SCBS TÜRK – “Brain Drain”

2003                100.8 Radio Campus Ege – “Ege University Education Faculty”

 

Organizer  – Education Trips

2004               18 March ÇanakkaleEducational  Trip   –   Membership of Executive Council

2004               19 May Educational Trip –  Membership of Executive Council

Sport Activities

2007                Faculty Sport Representative (Team Leader of College of Education Soccer– 2 Years)

Documentary Film

2008               “10th Year of  Faculty of Education” Official Documentary Film

Vice- President of Committee

 

Research Interests

Motivational Feedback Messages, Motivation in Online Learning, Education Technology, Online Collaborative Learning, Management Technology, Technology, Computer Based Education, Distance Learning, Mobile Education, User Interface Design for Mobile Technology