Who We Are
Who We Are
SIG Officers 2022-2023


Secil Caskurlu 
Research Associate 
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Michigan State University 

Secil Caskurlu is a Research Associate at Michigan State University in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology. She holds a PhD in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. She is particularly interested in the factors that impact student outcomes and how to integrate them into the design, development and evaluation phases as they relate to learning environments, experiences, technologies and the like. Her second research interest focuses on the application of learning principles derived from learning sciences to online teaching and learning, and their impacts on student outcomes. She is also interested in integrating computational thinking into K-12 education. More specifically, she is interested in teacher competencies required for meaningful integration of computational thinking into K-12 to foster student outcomes while they are engaged in computational thinking-related tasks. As for teaching, she has designed, developed and taught various face-to-face, blended and fully online graduate courses focusing on different topics ranging from instructional design to advanced research in instructional design and technology and online teaching and learning. From a practical perspective, she has been doing consultation work for faculty and graduate students in different fields with a focus on instructional design, competency-based education as well as online teaching and learning.


Program Chair
T. Logan Arrington

Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Technology and Foundations
University of West Georgia

Logan Arrington is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of West Georgia. Logan received his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies from Florida State University in 2018. At UWG, he teaches graduate level courses on Instructional Design and Performance Improvement. Logan’s research interests are failure-based instructional strategies, professional issues in the field of Instructional Design and Technology, and authentic learning opportunities for underrepresented groups.

Patricia A. Young
Department of Education
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Patricia Young is an educational technologist, professor, and software developer. Her research examines culture as a design construct in the development of culture-based information and communication technologies. She developed the Culture Based Model as a novel framework for building culture-based information and communication technologies. This model is documented in several articles, and her 2009 book Instructional Design Frameworks & Intercultural Models. Dr. Young also researches the history of educational technologies designed by and for African Americans. She is the first woman and African American to serve on the editorial board of the internationally ranked journal Educational Technology Research and Development.

Communications Manager
Alison L. Moore
Instructional Designer
AI Labs
Educational Testing Service

Alison Moore is an instructional designer with the AI Labs of ETS. She earned a Ph.D. from the Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program at Florida State University. Currently, she investigates innovative solutions to support graduate students develop employability skills. Alison has held several instructional design and education research roles in corporate and higher education settings.

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