Devrim Ozdemir
Position Instructional design coordinator - College of Health Sciences
CertificationsCertificate of Completion, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Online Workshop (2009)
Certificate of Completion, Peer Reviewer’s Certification (PRC) Online Workshop (2009)

Dr. Ozdemir is the Instructional Design Coordinator for the College of Health Sciences, a position in which he works directly with faculty to strengthen the distance education modalities in an effort to continuously enhance the learner’s education and on-line learning experience.  Dr. Ozdemir earned a Bachelor of Science from Anadolu University, a Master of Science in Computer Education and Instructional Technology from Middle East Technical University and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech.)  He is currently a member of EDUCAUSE, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and the American Educational Research Association.


My general research interest is the disruptive innovation in education. I conduct research on emerging technologies and instructional / learning strategies which will effectively respond to the changing needs and demands of today’s and future learners.

In particular, my current  research interests are:

  • Competency-based education
  • Electronic portfolios
  • Digital badges
  • Massive open online courses
  • Experiential learning
  • Multimedia learning
  • Self-directed / self-regulated learning


Ozdemir, D. & Loose, R. (2014) Implementation of a quality assurance review system for the scalable development of online courses. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 17(1). - link

Ozdemir, D. (2014). Overcoming Challenges During the Development of a Massive Open Online Course. In P. Lowenthal, C. York, & J. Richardson (Eds.), Online Learning: Common misconceptions, benefits, and challenges. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. - link

Ozdemir, D. & McDaniel, J. G.. Evaluation of the State Authorization Processes for Distance Education. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 16(1)., 2013 - link

Can, G. & Ozdemir, D. Blogging in higher education: Theoretical and practical approach. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 4(6), 5-13., 2006 - link

Kiraz, E & Ozdemir, D. (2006). The relationship between educational ideologies and technology acceptance in preservice teachers. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 9(2), 152-165. - link

Awards and honors

2008 - Certificate of Appreciation, McNair Scholars Program