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About Mete Akcaoglu

I am an assistant professor in the Instructional Technology program at Georgia Southern University, Leadership, Technology, and Human Development department. My research is focused on the design and evaluation of technology-rich and innovative learning environments for developing critical thinking skills in K-12 children. I am particularly interested in using game-design activities as a means of scaffolding students’ problem-solving skills and STEM interests. 


2015 Present Affiliate, Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education
2014 Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Education, College of
Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Leadership, Technology, and Human Development, Department of

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Nominated for WVU College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award (Spring 2014)
  • Ranking 37th in University Entrance Exam out of about 40,000 students (Fall 1999)
  • Honor Roll, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (1999 – 2003)
  • High Honor Roll, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (2005 – 2008)


  • Trends & Issues in Instructional Technology (ITEC 8133)
  • Theories and Models of Instructional Design (ITEC 8134)
  • Pedagogy of Online Learning (ITEC 8135)
  • Technology-Based assessment and Data Analysis (FRIT 7236)
  • Instructional Design (FRIT 7231)

Contact Information

PO Box 8131
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-5307
Office: Education 3113


Journal Articles (6)

Book Chapters (3)

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings (8)

Invited Presentations (2)

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations (22)