Gulsun Kurubacak

Gulsun KurubacakGulsun Kurubacak is an Associate Professor in Applied Communication at the College of Open Education of Anadolu University. She undertook graduate studies at Anadolu University, Turkey (MA. Educational Technology) and the University of Cincinnati, USA (Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction), and also worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the College of Education at New Mexico State University, USA (2001-2002). She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies, and also an undergraduate student in the Computer Engineering at the College of Informatics Technologies and Engineering of Hoca Ahmet Yesevi International Turk-Kazakhstani University. Dr. Kurubacak has over twenty-five years experience in focusing on the democratic and multicultural aspects of distance education; finding new answers, viewpoints, and explanations to online communication problems through critical pedagogy; and improving learner critical thinking skills through project-based online learning. She continues to manage and provide pedagogical support for distance learning programs.

Publications

Administration of Mega and Open Universities With Technological Singularity Beyond Master-Human
Serap Sisman-Ugur, Gulsun Kurubacak. © 2021. 8 pages.
The aim of this study is to foresee a futuristic view of how open universities can achieve their sustainability in the context of technological singularity. Technological...
The Reflections of Technological Singularity on Open and Distance Learning Management
Serap Sisman-Uğur, Gülsün Kurubacak. © 2021. 17 pages.
According to Kurzweil, technological singularity is the inevitable change of human civilization by all developments in technology, especially artificial intelligence. Open and...
Risk-Intelligent Communities for Lifelong Learners in a Post-Truth Era
Emre Dinçer, Seval Kardeş Selimoğlu, Gülsün Kurubacak. © 2021. 13 pages.
After Oxford Dictionaries had announced the word “post-truth” as the Word of the Year in 2016, the concept of post-truth became highly popular in contemporary literacy. Use of...
Blockchain Technology Applications in Education
Ramesh Chander Sharma, Hakan Yildirim, Gulsun Kurubacak. © 2020. 336 pages.
Blockchain relies on distributed databases that give an alterable and semipublic record of digital transactions. Blockchain in learning should address theoretical, practical, and...
Handbook of Research on Learning in the Age of Transhumanism
Serap Sisman-Ugur, Gulsun Kurubacak. © 2019. 448 pages.
As a movement, transhumanism aims to upgrade the human body through science, constantly pushing back the limits of a person by using cutting-edge technologies to fix the human...
Technology Management Through Artificial Intelligence in Open and Distance Learning
Serap Uğur, Gulsun Kurubacak. © 2019. 31 pages.
Technology management is a management discipline that evaluates the potential of the cutting-edge technology integration to maintain the competitive institutions, and seeks ways...
Artificial Intelligence to Super Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Culture to Transhumanist Culture: Change of the Age and Human
Serap Uğur, Gulsun Kurubacak. © 2019. 16 pages.
The 21st century is a period in which technological developments constantly present new innovations. This broad spectrum, from computers to mobile technologies, from augmented...
Preface
Gulsun Kurubacak, Hakan Altinpulluk. © 2017. 3 pages.
This Preface is included in the book Mobile Technologies and Augmented Reality in Open Education.
Accessibility: From Global Policies to Glocal Cyber Transparency in E-Learning
Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2016. 16 pages.
Distance experts specializes in the theory of learning and the design of online learning systems from global policies to glocal (global + local) cyber transparency Therefore, a...
MoBip Project: To Raise Awareness about Bipolar Disorder through an 3D Pop-Up Book
Hakan Altinpulluk, Gulsun Kurubacak. © 2016. 23 pages.
This study aims to set forth a framework for how the design and scenarios should be handled, and how mHealth ecosystem and Universal Design principles should be used in the...
Identification, Evaluation, and Perceptions of Distance Education Experts
Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2015. 354 pages.
Instructional quality can make or break the learning experience, especially in digital environments where the expressional nuances of interpersonal communication are lost. The...
Well-Recognized Experts in Distance Education: Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2015. 15 pages.
The main purpose of this chapter is to define, analyze, and discuss the qualifications of distance education experts to comprehend the relation between distance education...
Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology
T. Volkan Yuzer, Gulsun Kurubacak. © 2014. 480 pages.
With the rise of distance education in the post-modern world, progressive research on the best methods, tools, and technologies in the field is necessary to continue to take...
New Priorities and Needs in Distance Education: Think Big!!!
T. Volkan Yuzer, Gulsun Kurubacak. © 2014. 12 pages.
The main purpose of this chapter is to give information about the Distance Education System at Anadolu University (DESA), which has nearly two million students from diverse...
Project Management Approaches for Online Learning Design
Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2013. 366 pages.
Developments in online learning and its design are areas that continue to grow in order to enhance students’ learning environments and experiences. However, in the implementation...
Project Management-Based Design for Online Learning
Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2013. 10 pages.
Designing an online learning milieu by utilizing project management-based design has different dimensions, such as the responsibility assignment management, implementation...
Project Management-Based Design for Online Learning
Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2013. 11 pages.
Designing an online learning milieu by utilizing project management-based design has different dimensions, such as the responsibility assignment management, implementation...
Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Education
Ugur Demiray, Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2012. 320 pages.
One of the ways in which distance education is capable of reaching online learners is the basis and method of meta-communication. Therefore, it is important to understand how to...
Building a Theoretical Background for Distance Education: Towards Meta-Communicative Conversations
Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2012. 17 pages.
This chapter focuses on how to build a dynamic theoretical background of distance education, as a source of meta-communication, and how it affects the use of online learning for...
Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality
Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2011. 594 pages.
Online education has the potential to utilize cutting-edge technologies in order to bring together learners, e-facilitators, and e-contents. The Handbook of Research on...
Finding Liberation and Social Equality in Transformative Online Education
Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2011. 13 pages.
To find liberation and social equality in transformative online education, the leaders in distance education should effectively focus on a dynamic critical design approach and...
Asynchronous Content Design for Flexible Learning: The Macro and Micro Level of Frameworks to Share Knowledge Online Between Professionals and Community
Gülsün Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer. © 2007. 10 pages.
Gradually, more institutions around the globe are becoming involved in dynamic change over a long period to provide time- and location-independent asynchronous e-learning...