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Caroline Fell Kurban

Caroline Fell Kurban

I am the director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at MEF University. I also teach on the Faculty of Education. I have taught, trained and managed in schools and universities in my twenty-year career. I hold a BSc in Geology, MSc in TESOL, MA in Technology and Learning Design, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics.

 

In March 2014, MEF University founder, Dr. Arıkan, and MEF University’s founding rector, Professor Şahin, invited me to become the founding director of the CELT. Being one of the drivers of Flipped Learning at MEF University, I am involved in: developing learner training support in Flipped Learning for students; providing professional development for instructors who are developing and teaching Flipped courses; and developing quality assurance parameters to ensure the successful implementation and continuation of Flipped Learning at MEF University.

 

Since starting in this role, I have been rapidly expanding my knowledge and experience regarding Flipped Learning. In April 2015, I was invited to co-present with Professor Şahin at the Blackboard International Teaching and Learning Conference, and also presented at EdTechIst in Istanbul. I was then invited as a speaker and panelist at the Young Universities Conference in Istanbul in May 2015 and was also a keynote speaker at the Innovative Teaching and Technology in Higher Education Conference in Istanbul in July 2015. I presented my experiences on Flipping English for Academic Purposes in Ankara and Dublin, and in January 2016, my paper on this subject was published. In June 2016, I was invited as the Keynote Banquet Speaker at the Flipped Learning Academy at the University of Northern Colorado. In July 2016, I was invited to become the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) inaugural Head Research Fellow. In 2018, I was invited to co-chair the FLGI Global Standards Community and appeared as a specialist speaker on the inaugural FLGI Higher Education Online Course. I am currently the head of the Global Terminology Project and a board member and also research fellow of the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Science.