Dr Murat Oztok

Lecturer

Research Overview

My research interests concern collaborative work and group discussion in digitally-mediated environments, with a theoretical and practical commitment to social justice and equity within learning communities. I draw upon Marxist and Post-Colonial perspectives, and explore the manifestations of social, historical, political, and economic Discourses in digitally-mediated environments. In particular, I am interested in understanding the ways that sociocultural elements inherent in applications of digital education operate to marginalize students who fall outside the ideations of dominant ideology.

Student Moderators in Asynchronous Online Discussion: Scaffolding Their Questions
Zingaro, D., Makos, A., Sharmin, S., Wang, L., Despres-Bedward, A., Oztok, M. 1/11/2017 In: EdMedia. Waynesville, NC : Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) p. 198-202. 5 p. ISBN: 9781939797292.
Conference contribution

Social presence reconsidered: moving beyond, going back, or killing social presence
Oztok, M., Kehrwald, B. 07/2017 In: Distance Education. 38, 2, p. 259-266. 8 p.
Journal article

The Hidden Curriculum of Online Learning: Discourses of Whiteness, Social Absence, and Inequity
Oztok, M. 22/06/2017 In: Making a difference : prioritizing equity and access in CSCL. Philadelphia : International Society of the Learning Sciences p. 957-958. 2 p. Electronic ISBN: 9780990355021.
Conference contribution

Designing computer-supported complex systems curricula for the next generation science standards in high school science classrooms
Yoon, S.A., Anderson, E., Klopfer, E., Koehler-Yom, J., Sheldon, J., Schoenfeld, I., Wendel, D., Scheintaub, H., Oztok, M., Evans, C., Goh, S. 3/12/2016 In: Expert Systems. 4, 18 p.
Journal article

Being social or social learning: A sociocultural analysis of the FutureLearn MOOC platform
Tubman, P., Oztok, M., Benachour, P. 22/07/2016
Poster

No one ever steps in the same discussion twice: the relationship between identities and meaning
Oztok, M., Arvaja, M. 20/06/2016 In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Singapore : International Society of the Learning Sciences p. 234-241. 8 p. ISBN: 9780990355090.
Conference contribution

Cultural ways of constructing knowledge: the role of identities in online group discussions
Oztok, M. 06/2016 In: International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. 11, 2, p. 157-186. 30 p.
Journal article

Social presence and impression management: understanding networked learners’ cultivation of learning networks
Kehrwald, B., Oztok, M. 9/05/2016 In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016. Lancaster : Lancaster University p. 226-233. 8 p. ISBN: 9781862203242.
Conference contribution

Socialization and social capital in online doctoral programs
Brett, C., Lee, K., Oztok, M. 9/05/2016 In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016. Lancaster : Lancaster University p. 264-268. 5 p. ISBN: 9781862203242.
Conference contribution

Student understanding of scientific practices and crosscutting themes via an NGSS–targeted curriculum and instruction project
Sheldon, J., Yoon, S.A., Koehler-Yom, J., Oztok, M., Anderson, E., Schoenfeld, I., Scheintaub, H., Wendel, D., Klopfer, E.D. 16/04/2016 In: 2016 NARST Annual International Conference.
Conference contribution

Reconceptualizing the pedagogical value of student facilitation
Oztok, M. 01/2016 In: Interactive Learning Environments. 24, 1, p. 85-95. 11 p.
Journal article

Capitalizing on social presence: the relationship between social capital and social presence
Oztok, M., Zingaro, D., Makos, A., Brett, C., Hewitt, J. 07/2015 In: Internet and Higher Education. 26, p. 19-24. 6 p.
Journal article

Designing curriculum and instruction for computer-supported complex systems teaching and learning in high school science classrooms
Yoon, S.A., Anderson, E., Koehler-Yom, J., Klopfer, E., Sheldon, J., Wendel, D., Schoenfeld, I., Scheintaub, H., Oztok, M., Evans, C. 07/2015 In: J-STEM : Journal of Research in STEM Education. 1, 1, p. 4-14. 11 p.
Journal article

Design features for computer-supported complex systems learning and teaching in high school science classrooms
Yoon, S.A., Anderson, E., Koehler-Yom, J., Klopfer, E., Sheldon, J., Wendel, D., Schoenfeld, I., Oztok, M., Evans, C. 7/06/2015 In: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2015, June 7-11, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden.. International Society of the Learning Sciences p. 102-109. 8 p.
Paper

Impacts on student understanding of scientific practices and crosscutting themes through an NGSS–designed computer-supported curriculum and instruction project
Yoon, S.A., Koehler-Yom, J., Anderson, E., Oztok, M., Klopfer, E., Schoenfeld, I., Wendel, D., Sheldon, J., Scheintaub, H. 7/06/2015 In: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning. International Society of the Learning Sciences p. 142-149. 8 p.
Paper

Building curriculum and instruction for the next generation science standards: articulating design features for computer-supported complex systems learning in science classrooms
Yoon, S.A., Klopfer, E.D., Goh, S., Sheldon, J., Schoenfeld, I., Wendel, D., Scheintaub, H., Koehler-Yom, J., Anderson, E., Lin, J., Oztok, M., Evans, C. 16/04/2015 In: AERA 2015 Annual Meeting.
Conference contribution

Development and initial validation of a social capital scale for online learning
Zingaro, D., Oztok, M., Hewitt, J., Brett, C. 16/04/2015 In: AERA 2015 Annual Meeting. American Educational Research Association
Conference contribution

Self-representation in online learning environments
Oztok, M. 23/06/2014 In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2014. Tampere, Finland : AACE p. 2715-2719. 5 p.
Paper

Examining the qualities of liked notes versus non-liked notes in a collaborative online learning environment
Makos, A., Zingaro, D., Oztok, M., Hewitt, J. 4/04/2014 In: AERA 2014 Annual Meeting. 5 p.
Conference contribution

Polysynchronous: dialogic construction of time in online learning
Oztok, M., Wilton, L., Lee, K., Wilton, L., Zingaro, D., MacKinnon, K., Makos, A., Phirangee, K., Brett, C., Hewitt, J. 04/2014 In: E-Learning and Digital Media. 11, 2, p. 154-161. 8 p.
Journal article

Inequitable whiteness in online learning
Oztok, M. 2014
Other contribution

Towards understanding knowledge construction in online learning
Oztok, M. 2014 In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2014. Tampere, Finland : AACE p. 2087-2091. 5 p.
Paper

What social capital can tell us about social presence
Oztok, M., Zingaro, D., Makos, A. 11/2013 In: British Journal of Educational Technology. 44, 6, p. E203-E206. 4 p.
Journal article

Exploring asynchronous and synchronous tool use in online courses
Oztok, M., Zingaro, D., Brett, C., Hewitt, J. 01/2013 In: Computers and Education. 60, 1, p. 87-94. 8 p.
Journal article

Tacit knowledge in online learning: community, identity, and social capital
Oztok, M. 2013 In: Technology, Pedagogy and Education. 22, 1, p. 21-36. 16 p.
Journal article

The role of identities in the process of knowledge construction in CSCL settings
Oztok, M. 2013 In: CSCL 2013 Conference Proceedings Volume 1 Full Papers Symposia. Madison, WI : International Society of the Learning Sciences p. 368-374. 7 p.
Paper

Interaction in an asynchronous online course: a synthesis of quantitative predictors
Zingaro, D., Oztok, M. 06/2012 In: Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks. 16, 4, p. 71-82. 12 p.
Journal article

Synthesizing quantitative predictors for interaction in an asynchronous online course
Zingaro, D., Oztok, M., Hewitt, J. 2012 In: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS). p. 485-487. 3 p.
Paper

The relationship between social presence and social capital in online learning communities
Oztok, M., Zingaro, D., Brett, C. 2012 In: Proceedings of Global Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media and Education (Global TIME). AACE p. 256-262. 7 p.
Conference contribution

Towards better understanding of self-representation in online learning
Oztok, M., Lee, K., Brett, C. 2012 In: Proceedings of E-Learn 2012 . Chesapeake, VA, USA : AACE p. 1867-1874. 8 p.
Paper

Social presence and online learning: a review of research
Oztok, M., Brett, C. 2011 In: Journal of Distance Education. 25, 3
Journal article