Mete Akcaoglu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

Georgia Southern University

I am an associate professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia Southern University, Leadership, Technology, and Human Development Department.

My research focuses on designing innovative and technology-rich learning environments to teach young children important higher-order thinking skills. An example of this work is Game Design and Learning (GDL) courses that I initiated and ran in both the US and Istanbul, Turkey. The results of this work can be found on the publications page.

Currently, I am teaching Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology courses at the online Instructional Technology master’s program at Georgia Southern University.


  • Problem solving
  • Game design and computational thinking
  • Technology integration in K-12
  • Online education


  • PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology, 2013

    Michigan State University

  • MS in Foriegn Langauge Education (ESL), 2008

    Middle East Technical University

  • BS in Foriegn Langauge Education (ESL), 2003

    Bogazici University