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.

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