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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)