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Dr Duygu Bektik (née Simsek)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the IET's OpenTEL group. I am responsible for the publicity, dissemination, impact, and engagement of the OpenTEL activities as well as supporting the Show and TEL events and bidding workshops. Besides my role for the OpenTEL, I work for the EVALUATE project as a consultant researcher.

My research interests currently lie primarily in the fields of learning analytics, particularly discourse-centric learning analytics, e-assessment, AI in education, the effectiveness of visualisations and visual analytics dashboards, successful integration of ICT into the teaching and learning process, and achieving gender equity in academia and empowering women in academia/STEM.

Dr Duygu Bektikis a mixed-methods researcher with an experience of holding one-to-one interviews, focus groups, designing questionnaires, and carrying out statistical analysis including regression and Jaccard.

She holds a Ph.D. in Learning Analytics from The Open University, UK in which she focused on the use of writing analytics, particularly automated analysis of meta-discourse in student writing, to support tutors’ essay assessment practices. Besides her Ph.D., she holds B.A.&M.A. degrees in Computer and Instructional Technologies, and MSc. in Software Engineering. She also holds a teaching certificate to practice teaching ICT in primary and secondary schools, with various experiences both in Turkey and in the UK.

2018

2017

2016

  • Buckingham Shum, Simon; Knight, Simon; McNamara, Danielle; Allen, Laura; Bektik, Duygu and Crossley, Scott. (). Critical perspectives on writing analytics. In: LAK '16 Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, ACM, New York, 481-483.

2015

2014

2013

2009

  • Altın, Rükiye; Bektik, Mustafa; Ekşioğlu, Nuray; Koray, Can; Canbek Öner, Ömer; Sadetaş, Merve; Şener, Hilal; Şimşek, Duygu; Ma, Ching-Chen; Price, Christine and Routh, Christopher R.. (). Use of Intuitive Tools to Enhance Student Learning and User Experience. In: ITiCSE '09 Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, 06-09 Jul 2009, Paris, France.
  • Altın, Rükiye; Bektik, Mustafa; Ekşioğlu, Nuray; Koray, Can; Öner, Ömer Canbek; Sadetaş, Merve; Şener, Hilal; Şimşek, Duygu; Ma, Ching-Chen; Price, Christine and Routh, Christopher. (). Working Across Time Zones in Cross-Cultural Student Teams. In: ITiCSE '09 Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, 06-09 Jul 2009, Paris, France.

Past

Conference Presentation

1st April 2017

Workshop

25th April 2016

Critical perspectives on writing analytics

LAK'16 conference Edinburgh, UK

Conference Presentation

9th March 2015

Workshop

10th March 2014

Visual Analytics of Academic Writing

LAK'14 conference Indianapolis, USA

Invited Talk

20th July 2013

Potential Uses of Discourse Analytics

Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI) Edinburgh, UK

Awards

As part of The Open University’s Open Science Laboratory project, received full PhD funding

by the Wolfson Foundation

Best demonstration award

at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference in 2014

Exceptional achievement award

at Bilkent University in 2011

Listed as high honour student each semester

at Bilkent University (2006-2010)

Received 100% merit scholarship towards the undergraduate and masters studies

from Bilkent University