Latte’s research inquiry centers around three interrelated research foci: (1) Teacher Education, (2) Learning Technologies, and (3) Learning Sciences. Following studies present the research LATTE members conduct with the intersections of these areas.

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Investigating the Design and Implementation of TPACK-Based PD Programs

This research, supported by several Turkish Research Council (TUBITAK) training projects, investigates the development and assessment of in-service science teachers’ TPACK.

  • Dr. Evrim Baran & Dr. Sedef Canbazoglu Bilici
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TeachEdMobile: Integrating Mobile Applications into Teacher Education

This research, supported by the European Commission Marie Curie Career Integration Grant examines the development tools and resources for integrating mobile apps into teacher education.

  • Dr. Evrim Baran, Erdem Uygun, Tuğba Altan
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Investigating the impact of Faculty Technology Mentoring on Diffusions of Innovation in Higher Education Institutions

This research examines the development of faculty technology integration practices in a faculty mentoring project designed and implemented as part of a graduate course offered at METU. For more information, check http://ftm.eds.metu.edu.tr/

  • Dr. Evrim Baran & Hatice Çilsalar
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Learning by Design: An Integrated Approach for Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Development

The purpose of this research was to investigate the development of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) as graduate students engaged in learning by design activities. The research implemented learning by design (LBD) module that included TPACK game activities developed specifically to examine students’ TPACK development in the course.

  • Dr. Evrim Baran & Erdem Uygun
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Investigating the Learning Progressions of Science Teachers

Learning progressions (LPs) are theoretical models of how learners develop expertise in a domain over extended periods of time. There is currently little research on the ways in which teachers’ knowledge, understandings change over time systematically and in particular, studying a related model of learning progression can bring a different perspective to this research area with probable suggestions for implication as well.

  • Canan Mesutoğlu & Dr. Evrim Baran
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Investigating the TPACK Indicators with Video Studies

This research examines the development of video study methodology for investigating TPACK in action.

  • Dr. Evrim Baran, Ceren Ocak, & Melek Donmez
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Infusing Technology into Teacher Education Courses

This research investigates the integration of emerging technologies into teacher education courses.

  • Dr. Evrim Baran, Hatice Cilsalar