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Dr. Aras Bozkurt

Postdoctoral Researcher
Anadolu University
Turkey

Career, Research Areas, and Projects

Aras Bozkurt, PhD, is a researcher in the Department of Distance Education at Anadolu University (AU), Turkey, and a research fellow in the Department of English Studies at University of South Africa (UNISA). He holds MA and PhD degrees in distance education.

He conducts empirical studies on online learning communities and online learning processes through resorting to critical theories including connectivism, rhizomatic learning and heutagogy. He is interested in emerging research paradigms including social network analysis, learning analytics, sentiment analysis and data mining.

Selected Publications

  • Bozkurt, A., Koseoglu, S., & Singh, L. (2019). An analysis of peer-reviewed publications on openness in education in half a century: Trends and patterns in the open hemisphere. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 35(4), 78-97. DOI: doi.org/10.14742/ajet.4252
  • Bozkurt, A., & Akbulut, Y. (2019). Dropout patterns and cultural context in online networked learning spaces. Open Praxis,11(1), 41-54. DOI: doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.11.1.940
  • Koseoglu, S., & Bozkurt, A. (2018). An exploratory literature review on open educational practices. Distance Education, 39(4), 441–461. DOI: doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2018.1520042
  • Bozkurt, A., & Keefer, J. (2018). Participatory learning culture and community formation in connectivist MOOCs. Interactive Learning Environments, 26(6), 776-788. DOI: doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2017.1412988
  • Bozkurt, A., Kilgore, W., & Crosslin, M. (2018). Bot-teachers in hybrid massive open online courses (MOOCs): A post-humanist experience. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34(3), 39-59. DOI: doi.org/10.14742/ajet.3273
  • Bozkurt, A., Akgün-Özbek, E., & Zawacki-Richter, O. (2017). Trends and Patterns in Massive Open Online Courses: Review and Content Analysis of Research on MOOCs (2008-2015). International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(5), 118-147. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v18i5.3080
  • Honeychurch, S., Bozkurt, A., Singh, L., & Koutropoulos, A. (2017). Learners on the periphery: Lurkers as invisible Learners. The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL), 20(1), 191-211. DOI: doi.org/10.1515/eurodl-2017-0012
  • Bozkurt, A., Honeychurch, S., Caines, A., Maha, B., Koutropoulos, A., & Cormier, D. (2016). Community Tracking in a cMOOC and Nomadic Learner Behaviour Identification on a Connectivist Rhizomatic Learning Network. The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education (TOJDE), 17(4). 4-30. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.17718/tojde.09231
  • Bozkurt, A., Akgun-Ozbek, E., Onrat-Yilmazer, S., Erdogdu, E., Ucar, H., Guler, E., Sezgin, S., Karadeniz, A., Sen, N., Goksel-Canbek, N., Dincer, G. D., Ari, S., & Aydin, C. H. (2015). Trends in Distance Education Research: A Content Analysis of Journals 2009-2013. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(1), 330-363. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v16i1.1953
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