COER Doctoral Colloquium

Scientific Committee Members

Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter

University of Oldenburg, Germany

Dr. Kyungmee Lee

Lancaster University, UK


Dr. Aras Bozkurt

Anadolu University, Turkey


Dr. Victoria I. Marín

Universitat de Lleida, Spain


Dr. Svenja Bedenlier

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


Contact Person

Berrin Cefa

University of Oldenburg, Germany


COER Doctoral Colloquium

About the COER Doctoral Colloquium

The COER doctoral colloquium is an event that gathers the doctoral candidates who are either members of COER or being supervised by COER members. It is organized online every three months to enable doctoral candidates to present their doctoral projects, share their progress within the COER community and other peers.

The goals of the COER Doctoral Colloquium series is to offer the PhD candidates an opportunity:  

  • to share and discuss their doctoral projects/proposals-in-progress within the academic committee,
  • to receive feedback from senior scholars,
  • to receive feedback from peers,
  • to highlight theoretical/methodological issues/problems
  • to form an international fellows’ network for the doctoral candidates from the same research fields of open and distance education, educational technology, lifelong learning, and international education.

The event takes place online biannually under the moderation of one of the scientific committee members and gathers candidates from all around the world. At each event two PhD candidates present their research. 

Coming Events

The fiftht COER Doctoral Colloquim will take place on 20th March 2024 at 12:00 CET.

We are hosting the following doctoral candidates: 

Eiman Yassin, International Chrtistian University, Japan

  • Our first presenter is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Education and Psychology at ICU, Tokyo, is working under the supervision of Prof. Mikiko Nishimura. Eiman's research centers on the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) from an ecological perspective. Specifically, her work explores how these approaches are being utilized in Egyptian high school settings.
  • Doctoral Project title: The O-STEM Model: Unveiling the Ecology of Open Educational Practices in Egyptian STEM Secondary Schools


Fabio Spano, International Chrtistian University, Japan

  • Our second presenter is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Education and Psychology at ICU, Tokyo, under the guidance of Dr. Craig Howard. Fabio's research is focused on the use of games in education, specifically investigating the design of digital games for educational purposes with an emphasis on the integration of Artificial Intelligence features.
  • Doctoral Project titleExploring the Integration of Artificial Intelligence in the Design of Digital Game-based Learning Solutions: Multiple Case Study of Three Instructional Designs

For detailed information, see the CDC 2024 March Event Flyer below.

This is an open event for anyone interested in open, distance, and digital education research. Feel FREE TO JOIN us!

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