Ugur Demiray

Ugur Demiray received his BA in Media Studies from Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey. He also received his Ph.D from Anadolu University's Social Sciences Graduate Institution, Department of Educational Communication. He is currently working for the Anadolu University. His research in distance education is applied at Anadolu University, the Ministry of Education, and by other universities in Turkey. He is interested in changing ethical behaviors around the world by inserting technological developments to the educational field, especially within distance education applications, for 3 years. He is also interested in the profile of DE students and the relationship between graduates and the job market. He has extensive experience in publishing articles on the topic of distance education, including articles within Anadolu University's Turkish Online Journal for Distance Education (TOJDE).

He is also an editor, consultant editor reviewer and book reviewer for more than 10 journals which deal with distance education, educational technology and on education fields around the world, such as Quarterly Review of Distance Education (QRDE), Editor, Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Information Age Publishing, Miami, USA; The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET), Editor, Sakarya Universitesi, Turkey; Universite ve Toplum, Editor, Ankara, Turkey; Open Education-The Journal for Open and Distance Education and Educational Technology, Editor, Hellenic Network of Open and Distance Education, Greece; S n rs z Ö renme Dergisi [Journal of Learning Witout Frontiers], Turkey; The e-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology (e-JIST), Editor, University of Southern Queensland; Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, Central Queensland University, Australia; The International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), The University of the West Indies, West Indies; Malaysian Online Journal of Instructional Technology (MOJIT), Editor, Malaysian Educational Technology Association (META), Malaysia; Anadolu Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi [Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences], Anadolu University; EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI (Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, EJER), Turkey; Education and Progress eJournal-EPeJ, Associate Editor,, Syria; Educational Research and Reviews, Associate Editor,; Ilorin Journal of Education, University of Ilorin, Conusulting Editor, In addition, he has responsibilities on Advisory, Scientific Board and Referee on conferences, symposiums and panels. He has co-authored and individually contributed chapters in some Turkish and international books too.


Is Digital Age “A Tsunami” for Distance Education?: Functional Roles of Scaffolding and Meta-Communication in Digital Learning Environment
Ugur Demiray. © 2017. 16 pages.
A popular question between academics is quite discussing about “is digital age really a “TSUNAMI” for distance education field and distance educators? Up to now distance...
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...
Promoting Critical Thinking Skills in Language Education through Online Discussions
Ugur Demiray, Murat Hismanoglu, Sibel Hismanoglu. © 2012. 22 pages.
Online discussion has become one of the most effective teaching tools in recent years in terms of its power to promote students’ critical thinking skills in educational contexts....
Meta Communication Concept and the Role of Mass Media in Knowledge Building Process for Distance Education
Ugur Demiray, Nurdan Oncel Taskiran, Recep Yilmaz. © 2012. 16 pages.
This chapter examines and focuses on some issues and questions relating to how the use of meta communication concept should be functional and how it could influence knowledge...
International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education (IJCEE)
Jeffrey Hsu. Est. 2011.
The International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education (IJCEE) provides state-of-the-art research on the impact and general principles of ethical computer use in academics, while...
Marketing Online Education Programs: Frameworks for Promotion and Communication
Ugur Demiray, Serdar Sever. © 2011. 462 pages.
Enormous developments in the IT field and the ease in access to online resources have led to major advancements in online education. The marketing of this education is a...
Meta Communication Concept and Knowledge Building Process in Distance Education: From Point of Meta Cognitive Structural Collaborated Model
Ugur Demiray. © 2010. 24 pages.
“Meta Communication” is the process between message designers when they are talking about the learning process, as distinguished from their articulation of the “substantive”...
Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning
Ugur Demiray, Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2009. 416 pages.
Today, e-learning and various online education applications are used in more countries and educational institutions than ever before. However, as the industry grows, so do issues...
Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Education: An Introduction
Ugur Demiray, Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2009. 9 pages.
Education is intimately connected with ethics, because holistically speaking education is more than simply passing examinations and acquiring degrees. Education is character...
Ethics in the Ambit of Distance Education
J. S. Dorothy, Ugur Demiray, Ramesh C. Sharma, Ashwini Kumar. © 2009. 14 pages.
In an era when the distance teaching institution, irrespective of their type, namely single mode, dual mode, mixed mode and consortium, is involved in distance education, for the...
Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Education: Lessons Learned
Ugur Demiray, Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2009.
The changing dimensions of distance education methodologies, new roles of distance teachers, and learners and use of modern communication technologies have necessitated putting...