Dr. Samur, graduated from Instructional Design and Technology, Department of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Virginia Tech with the Fulbright Scholarship, works as an Assistant Professor at Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Educational Sciences in the department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) (@bauceit), he is also head of the CEIT department. He is the coordinator of Educational Technology (TR/EN, Thesis/Project) master’s programme (@bauegitek).
His research interests are on using educational games for learning and instruction (@oyuntasarimi), gamification in education, educational game design, digital game design, game addiction and (digital) game based learning.
He also designs digital educational games for learners and he is the co-owber of a company producing digital educational games titled as Ugur Games (www.ugurgames.com).
He teaches courses such as “Educational Technology”, “Instructional Design” (@OgretimTasarimi), “Multimedia Design and Production in Education”, “(Digital) Game-based Learning”, “Gamification in Education”, “Child and Media” (@childandmedia), “Information and Communication Technologies in Education” at undergraduate, master and doctoral level.
Dr. Samur also leads in government and company funded educational game projects, educational digital content and software/game design and development projects.
He loves to give lectures, seminars and workshops to students, teachers, and parents in aforementioned topics.