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Bekir Mugayitoglu

University of Wyoming

United States of America - Laramie

Dr. Mugayitoglu is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Wyoming.

Biography

Bekir Mugayitoglu received his doctorate in Instructional Technology and Leadership from Duquesne University’s School of Education in 2016. His research investigated the factors that influence pre-service teachers’ attitudes about the importance of computational thinking and methods of teaching computational thinking to prepare students for computer programming. He worked for Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy as a content developer of immersive video games for computational thinking, robotics, and STEM-based investigations. Dr. Mugayitoglu has also taught programming languages such as Python, Alice, Scratch, and ROBOTC at the undergraduate level. While working for Robomatter, Inc., an educational robotics company, he developed STEM educational solutions that emphasized computational thinking and age-appropriate programming skills, and conducted professional learning for educators online and face-to-face how to value and integrate computational thinking practices into classrooms. Dr. Mugayitoglu has more than 15 publications including peer-reviewed conference papers, conference posters, conference presentations and a book chapter. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Wyoming.