Secil Caskurlu

Secil Caskurlu

Visiting Instructor
Learning Design & Technology
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Link to Curriculum Vitae


Secil Caskurlu is a visiting instructor in the Learning Design and Technology program area of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her research focuses on online teaching and learning, specifically Community of Inquiry framework, and competency-based education.


2013 – Present     Ph.D., Learning Design and Technology, Purdue University

2011 – 2013         Master of Education, Instructional Design and Technology, University of Cincinnati,

2005 – 2009         B.A.,Computer Education and Instructional Technologies, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Select Publications

Caskurlu, S. & Ashby, I. (accepted). Integrated learning and assessment system in competency-based higher education program. International Journal of Learning Technology.

Caskurlu, S. (2018). Confirming the subdimensions of teaching, social, and cognitive presences: A construct validity study. The Internet and Higher Education, 39, 1-12.

Kozan, K. & Caskurlu, S. (2018). On the Nth presence for the Community of Inquiry Framework. Computers and Education, 122, 104-118.

Ashby, I., Caskurlu, S., & Exter, M. (2018). Toward role profiles of faculty at a new competency-based transdisciplinary program. The Journal of Competency-Based Education. doi: 10.1002/cbe2.1059

Richardson, J.C., Maeda, Y., Lv, J, Caskurlu, S. (2017). Social presence in relation to students’ satisfaction and learning in the online environment: A narrative synthesis and meta-analysis. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 402-417. (Note: All authors contributed equally to this manuscript and authors are listed in reverse alphabetical order)

Richardson, J.C., Koehler, A., Besser, E., Caskurlu, S., Lim, J. & Mueller, C. (2015). Conceptualizing and investigating instructor presence in online learning environments. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(3), 256-297.

Professional Memberships

AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology)

AERA (American Educational Research Association)

Courses Taught

EDCI 57200
EDCI 60002
EDCI 67300