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Dr Selen Turkay

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Computer Human Interaction

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Name
Dr Selen Turkay
Position(s)
Lecturer in Computer Human Interaction
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Computer Human Interaction
Discipline *
Information Systems
Phone
+61 7 3138 0435
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Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD in Education in Instructional Technology & Media (Teachers College Columbia University)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Selen Türkay joined the Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT in the role of lecturer in CHI in July 2017. Her research interests include design of personalized, interactive, and collaborative environments, particularly games and virtual worlds, for learning and training.
Specifically, she studies the effects of design choices on user agency and outcomes, as well as user experiences including engagement and motivation. She researches gaming communities and teamwork in eSports, and gamification in educational settings. Her research approach is a synthesis of mixed methods, qualitative to quantitative (focus groups, case studies, diary studies, content analysis, surveys, eye-tracking, true experiments, and data analytics).
Prior to joining QUT, Selen worked as a research scientist and a post doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. She earned her doctoral degree in Instructional Technology and Media at Teachers College Columbia University, and received an M.S. degree in Differential Geometry and B.S. in Mathematics from Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey.
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Teaching

Unit Coordinator and Lecturer Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD Computer Human Interaction IGB321, Immersive Level Design (2017 Semester 2) Instructor Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY Department of Communication, Computing and Technology MSTU 5510, Possibilities of Virtual Worlds (Spring 2010-Spring 2015) — Online Adjunct Lecturer Fordham University, New York, NY, Mathematics Department MATH 1100, Finite Mathematics (Fall Semester, 2008) York College, City University of New York, Queens, NY Department of Academic Computing and Educational Technology AC230, Teaching with Multimedia — Hybrid (Winter 2011, Summer 2013) Teaching Assistant Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY Department of Communication, Computing and Technology MSTU 6600: Doctoral Colloquium (September 2012 – present) MSTU 5510: Possibilities of Virtual Worlds (Spring Semesters in 2008, 2009, 2012) MSTU 4039: Video Games in Education (Spring Semester, 2007) MSTU 4052: Computers, Problem Solving and Cooperative Learning  — Online (Spring Semester, 2006) Columbia University, New York, NY Department of Computer Science COMS W4995: Video Game Design & Production (Spring Semester, 2007)

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Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.