I lead the Learning Technologies and Teacher Education (LATTE) research group at Iowa State University dedicated to exploring contemporary approaches to learning and teaching with a focus on learning technologies and teacher education.

LATTE’s research embraces new research methodologies and new ways of thinking about learning and emerging pedagogies with technologies. Given the recent interest in improving learning both in formal and informal contexts, we aim to develop research informed practices that help people learn and teach more deeply and efficiently.

For more information about LATTE’s research and request for joining the team, please visit or contact me at (ebaran (at)

LATTE Members’ Thesis/Dissertation Supervised at METU between 2012-2018

  • Canan Mesutoglu (2017). Developing teacher learning progressions for K-12 engineering education: Teachers’ attitudes and their understanding of the engineering design. PhD dissertation completed at METU.
  • Hatice Cilsalar (2017). Investigating faculty members’ technology integration intention and behavior: A case of a higher education institution. PhD dissertation completed at METU.
  • Ozlem Tantu (2017). Evaluating mobile apps for STEM education with in-service teachers. MS thesis completed at METU.
  • Ceren Ocak (2016). Examining TPACK indicators in Science Education. MS thesis completed at METU.
  • Melek Dönmez (2016). Examining TPACK indicators in English language education. MS thesis completed at METU.
  • Sercan Çelik (2015). Investigating the effect of student response system supported think-pair-share pedagogy on preparatory school EFL students’ vocabulary achievement. MS thesis completed at METU.