1 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zehra Altınay She borned in Nicosia, 26 March She completed her secondary school in 1999 at Gazi Mağusa Türk Maarif College. She completed bachelor degree in the Faculty of Communication from the field of Public Relations and Advertising at Eastern Mediterranean University. She gained a master degree in the field of Educational Technology, Distance Education in Educational Sciences. Further to this, she completed PhD degree in Educational Administration and Management at Near East University in Then, she completed another doctorate programme in the field of Educational Technology at Middlesex University. She has started teaching and research activities while she was research assistant in She became part time lecturer at Eastern Mediterranean University and she taught school experience, classroom management, instructional technology and material development, introduction to educational sciences, etc. She became a full time lecturer at Near East University and she is working as Assoc. Prof Dr. at Education Faculty. She is teaching doctorate, graduate and undergraduate degree courses such as organizational behavior; education, management researches and ethics; mixed approach research design; school experience; principles and methods of teaching; instructional technology and material development; introduction to educational sciences, etc. Zehra Altınay is the member of academic journals and she has national and international books, publications and research projects. Private Place and Date of Birth : Nicosia 26/ 03 / Phone number: Education School Year of Graduation High School Famagusta Türk Maarif College 1999 Bachelor Degree Eastern Mediterranean University 2002 Master Degree Eastern Mediterranean University 2004 Doctorate Degree Near East University 2008 Middlesex University 2010 Academic Duties Title Institution Years Lecturer Eastern Mediterranean University Lecturer Near East University 2010
2 Administrative Duties: Vice Director of Educational Sciences Institute, Near East University. Courses Taught (in last two years) Mixed Approach Research, Organizational Culture (Doctorate courses); Organizational Behavior; Education, Management Researches and Ethics (Graduate courses); Educational Psychology, Instructional Technology and Material Development, School Experience, Principles and Methods of Teaching, Introduction to Educational Sciences, Classroom Management, Organizational Behavior, Turkish Education System and School Management (Undergraduate courses) Experiences Delivering Seminar on Academic Writing at Karadeniz Technical University, Education Faculty, Visiting Lecturer at Sakarya University, Education Faculty, Computer Education and Instructional Technology Department, Being Researcher: Public service and life long learning projects for primary and secondary schools in TRNC, Delivering Seminars: Enhancing professional development of academicians and teachers in state schools, Attending Workshops and Seminars: Quality Assurance and EUA standards, organized by Higher Education Council in TRNC, Attending Seminar: Work-based learning and applications, Attending Workshops: How to be an advisor of work based research projects at Middlesex University, Attending NVivo course programme, Attending SPSS course programme, Attending online courses and activities, Attending Knowledge Sharing, National Education Conference of Oxford Brookes University, Harcourt Hill Campus, Attending Seminar: Code of Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, Attending Seminar: Literature Reviewing, Library Search, Oxford Brookes University, Attending Seminar: Time management Oxford Brookes University, 2007.
3 WebCT experience at Nottingham University, Research Activities Master Thesis: Self-perceptions and roles: How Eastern Mediterranean University students and teachers view online program and courses Doctorate Thesis: Comparative study: The perceptions of distance education institutes members on TQM implementation in North Cyprus and UK Field: Educational Administration and Management Doctorate Thesis: Implementing constructivist approach into online course designs in Distance Education Institute at Eastern Mediterranean University Field: Educational Technology SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS Publications SSCI indexed publications Kuter, S., Gazi A., Z. & Aksal A., F. (2012). Examination of co-construction of knowledge in videotaped simulated instruction. Educational Technology & Society, 15(1). Aksal Altinay, F., Gazi Altinay, Z., De Rossi, V., & Isman, A. (2012). Being online peer supportered: Experiences from Work-based Learning Programme. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 46. Gazi A., Z., Aksal A., F. (2011). The film as visual aided learning tool in classroom management course. Haceptepe University Journal of Education, 41, Gazi A., Z. (2011). A step for evaluating constructivist approach integrated online courses. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 10(3), Isman, A., Aksal A., F. & Gazi A. Z. (2009). Teacher researchers: Technology and ethical considerations while conducting action research. Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 27 (37). Gazi A., Z. (2009). Implementing constructivist approach into online course designs in Distance Education Institute at Eastern Mediterranean University. The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET), 8(2). Gazi A., Z., Silman, F., & Birol, C. (2008). TQM implementation in distance education institute: A case of North Cyprus. Eurasian Journal of Education Research, 31. International publications
4 Cerkez, Y., Altinay, Z., Altinay, F. & Bashirova, E. (2012). Drama and role playing in teaching practice: Role of group works. Journal of Education and Learning, 1(2). Gazi A., Z., Aksal A., F., Oztug, O. (2012). Online social networking: Synergy for learning. International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 4(3). Aksal, A. F. & Gazi, A. Z. & Sozudogru, O. (2012). The social impact of technology in human life: The awareness of pre-service teachers. International Online Journal of Primary Education, 1(2), 1-7. Aksal A., F., Gazi A., Z., Isman, A. (2012). Metaphoric Interpretation of Pre-Service Teachers. The Impact of Story Telling Approach in Learning. Research Intelligence, BERA. Isman, A., Gazi A., Z. & Aksal A., F. (2012). Where time goes: The role of online technology during leisure time learning. Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design. Isman, A., Gazi A., Z. & Aksal A., F. (2010). Students perceptions of online learning. Educational Technology, 50 (3). Aksal A., F., Gazi A., Z., Isman, A. (2008). A Comprehensive look into the learners transferable skills related to constructivist approach. World Applied Sciences Journal 4(4): National publication Yildirim, F., Cakici, A., Aksal A. F., Gazi A., Z. (in press). Lise öğrencilerinde internet ve bilgisayar kullanımının saldırganlık üzerine ilişkisi. Eğitim Teknolojileri Araştırmaları Dergisi. Gazi A., Z. (2011). Bilgi toplumunda bilgi, internet ve bilgisayar okuryazarlığı: Öğretmen adaylarının görüşleri., 2(3). Books International Books Gazi A., Z. (2010). Preparing and designing online course: Constructivist approach, team work culture. Germany: VDM. Gazi A., Z., Aksal A., F. (2011). Handbook of online pedagogy. Germany: LAP. Book Chapter Altinay, Z. & Altinay, F. (in press). Metaphor, Information Technology (IT), and Quality in Higher Education Admissions. In Stead, V. International Perspectives on Higher Education Admission Policy: A Reader. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. National Book Gazi A., Z., Aksal A., F. (2011). İş yaşamı temelli öğrenme. Ankara: PEGEM A.
5 Aksal A., F., Gazi A., Z., (2011). Öğretmenlik mesleğine ilk adım: Öğretmen adaylarına etkinlik el klavuzu. Ankara: ANI Yayıncılık. Projects Funded Scientific Research Projects (Ministry of Education, TRNC) 1. The Role of Parents in Personality Development of Preschool Children (Okul Öncesi Çocukların Kişilik Gelişiminde Ailenin Rolü), Strategic Planning and Management: TRNC Schools (Stratejik Planlama ve Yönetim: KKTC Okulları Üzerine Uygulama), Action Plan: Evaluation and Development of Distance Education Institutes and Programmes (Eylem Çalışması: Uzaktan Eğitim Kurum ve Programlarının Yapı ve İşleyişinin Geliştirilmesi), A Plan of Strategic Schools Development: TRNC Schools (Stratejik Okul Gelişim Planı (OGP): KKTC Okulları Üzerine Uygulama), 2010 Conferences 6 th International Conference on E-Learning in Workplace, New York Altinay, Z. & Altinay, F. (2013). A Comprehensive Look into the Role of E-learning Strategy in Higher Education. 6 th International Conference on Services Management, Cyprus Altinay, Z. & Altinay, F., Sadikoglu, S., Sozudogru, O. (2013). Action Research for Setting Strategies to Prevent Burn out with the Support of Technology. International Computer and Instructional Technology Symposium, Erzurum Tasargol, A., Altinay, Z., Altinay, F. (2013). İlköğretim Okullarının Öğrenen Örgüt Olarak Değerlendirilmesi: Teknolojinin Katkısı ve Meslektaşlık Instructional Technologies & Teacher Education Symposium, Trabzon Ozdoga Yilmazoglu, B., Fedai, L., Altinay, Z., Altinay, F. (2013). Sosyal Iletisim Aglarinin Kisisel Etkililige Katkisinin Degerlendirilmesi International Computer and Instructional Technology Symposium, Gaziantep. Gazi A., Z. & Aksal A., F., Menemenci, N. (2012). A Practice of Connectivism as a Learning Theory: Enhancing Learning through Social Networking Site (Facebook) New Trends on Global Education Conference, North Cyprus
6 Gazi A., Z. & Aksal A., F. (2012). The Evaluation of Social Exchange Theory in Online Social Networking Sites New Horizons in Education Conference, Prague Gazi A., Z. & Aksal A., F. (2012). An Evaluation of School Experience Courses: The Development of Observation and Reflection Competences of Prospective Teachers International Conference on Management, Applied and Social Sciences, 2012, Dubai Gazi A., Z., Aksal A., F., Daglı, G. & Isman, A. (2012). The Self-Evaluation of Adult Learners: Management Effectiveness in Life Long Learning. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Education, North Cyprus International Science and Technology Conference, 2011, İstanbul. Dağlı, G., Menemenci, N., Aksal, A., F., Gazi, A., Z. (2011). Metaphoric Interpretation of Adult Learners on Life Long Learning. International Educational Technology Conference, İstanbul University, 2011, İstanbul. Sozgun, Z., Menemenci, N., Gazi A., Z., Aksal A., F. (2011). Critical Review: The Model for Distance Education Management and Administration. New Horizons in Education, 2011, Portugal. Birol, C., Gazi A., Z., Aksal A., F., Çerkez, Y. (2011). Okul Öncesi Çocukların Kişilik Gelişiminde Ailenin Rolü. Menemenci, N., Sozgun, Z., Aksal A., F., Gazi A., Z. (2011). Distance Education Administration: Policy, Strategy, Evaluation. Memberships Association Memberships BERA (British Educational Research Association), UK E-learning Association, USA Middlesex University Alumni Association, UK AACE Integrating Technology for Active Life-long Learning (IT4ALL) Sustainable Development Association Lions Club Being Editor and Being Member of Advisory Board in Journals
7 Editor: Assistant Editor: International Online Journal of Communication, Marketing & Technology Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Turkish Online Journal of New Horizons in Education Advisory Board Member and Reviewer: Journal of Educational Technology & Society (included in SSCI) Computer & Education (included in SSCI) Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry International Online Journal of Educational Sciences Eğitim Teknolojileri Araştırmaları Dergisi Journal of Instructional Technologies & Teacher Education Committee, Conference and Jury Membership: Advisory Board: International Educational Technology Conference, Boğaziçi University, 2010, İstanbul. International Educational Technology Conference, İstanbul University, 2011, İstanbul. Global Education Conference, Cyprus International University, 2011, North Cyprus. International Educational Technology Conference, 2012, Taiwan. International Conference on E-Learning in Workplace, 2013, New York. Instructional Technologies & Teacher Education Symposium, 2013, Trabzon. Assistant Coordinator in Conference: New Horizons in Education, 2011, Portugal. Assistant Coordinator in Conference: New Horizons in Education, 2012, Prague. Thesis Defense Committee Member: 4 PhD Thesis and more than 6 Master Thesis Thesis Supervision: 3 PhD Co-supervisor (Completed), 2 Master Thesis (Completed) 1 PhD Supervisor (Continued), 4 Master Thesis (Continued)