This blog was started for Possibilities of Virtual Worlds course, Spring 2010. Then, I took it over as my personal blog to put down anything that I felt I needed to write it down.
I am currently a postdoc research fellow at Harvard Initiative for Learning at Teaching, Harvard University. I completed my doctoral degree in Instructional Technology and Media Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. In general, I am interested in how emerging technologies affect learning in formal and informal settings. More specifically, I am interested in affordances of virtual worlds, simulations and games for learning. I am an amateur game designer, a curious human, and I love playing games. I have studied Mathematics for my BS, had my MS in Differential Geometry in Türkiye, and my doctoral degree in Instructional Technology and Media at Teachers College Columbia University. My most recent research, which I pursued as a dissertation topic, is on customization in virtual worlds and games. I aimed to understand how ability to customize affect users’ experiences in virtual environments and games.