Just a place for my reflections
  • “Ancora Imparo”: Learning Self is the New Teaching Self

    I remember the first day I was called “Hoca” by a student in 2014 (Hoca (or Hodja) is the way students call teachers, instructors, and professors in Turkey) when I was an undergraduate TA. I felt myself in a very important position, on a very important mission. As a teacher’s daughter who had been referred […]

  • Future of the Universities: A Big Room for Improvement

    As a Ph.D. student who has 5 years of teaching and research experience in two higher ed institutions, I would like to mention a problem that I observed, which is challenging for both researchers and the institution: Expectation Alignment. Research institutions want to make themselves better with higher rankings. This is possible with more research […]

  • AI in Teaching: Grading

    Grading could be a tedious task since it requires quite some time and attention. Especially with a high number of students in a class, high repetition is needed. Also, grading all in one time is always more consistent especially when setting grade penalties for various types of errors. This is a process with a high […]

  • AI in Teaching: Understanding Student Needs

    Regardless of the level of teaching, we can list the components of teaching as the following: designing the class, understanding student needs, teaching effectively and responding to those needs, and measuring the performance. Among these components, designing the class and creating the content is done prior to class, and it is subject to updates throughout […]

  • AI in Teaching: Predictive Analytics

    Predictive analytics, as the name implies, aims to predict the future based on historical data in order to eliminate or be prepared to undesired events. Some of the most popular applications are including but not limited to demand forecast and customer retention for retailers, stock market prediction for investors and various financial predictions of banks. […]