Ayse Taskiran

Educational Background

PhD Degree Apr. 09, 2021 Distance Education Program Thesis Title: Taskiran, A. (2021). Investigation of the contribution of automated feedback to the improvement of distance foreign language learners’ writing activities. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Graduate School of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.

MA Degree Feb. 09, 2010 English Language Teaching Thesis Title: Taskiran, A. (2010). Exploring EFL students’ causal attributions of perceived success and failure in language learning process. Published MA Thesis. Graduate School of Educational Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.

BA Degree June 27, 1999 English Language Teaching Thesis Title: Karadayi (Taskiran), A. (1999). Comparison of Two Women Characters in 19th Century English Literature: Maggie in “The Mill on the Floss” by George Eliot, Emma in “Emma” by Jane Austen. Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, The Department of Foreign Language Education, English Language Teaching Program, Ankara, Turkey


Dr. Ayse Taskiran is a lecturer at College of Liberal Arts at Wenzhou-Kean University. Taskiran has been working at higher education institutions for more than twenty years. She has worked as a lecturer, the vice director,

the head of Curriculum Development Unit, the Head of Technology Integration Unit at Anadolu University School of Foreign Languages, and as a lecturer at Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Department and Open Education Faculty at Anadolu University. Taskiran gained her BA in English Language Teaching (ELT) in 1999 at Middle East Technical University. In 2010, she completed her MA in ELT at the Institute of Educational Sciences, Anadolu University. Taskiran completed her Ph.D. in Distance Education Department at the Institute of Social Sciences at Anadolu University.

Research interests

Dr. Taskiran published book chapters in international publishing houses and research articles on language learning motivation, achievement motivation, intercultural communicative competence, use of educational technologies in ELT in many international refereed journals. Her research interests include academic writing, automated feedback systems for foreign language teaching and learning, artificial intelligence-based learning technologies, Web 2.0 tools in language classroom, e-learning, educational networks, online-immersive learning mobile learning, achievement motivation, telecollaboration activities, augmented reality, gamification, interactive course materials, and instructional technologies.

Publications/scholarly and creative work


Taskiran, A. (in press). Language Learning Goes Mobile: Online Intercultural Exchange During COVID-19 Pandemic. MEXTESOL Journal.  Scopus


Taskiran, A., Yazici, M., & Erdem Aydin, I. (2022). Contribution of automated feedback to the English writing competence of distance foreign language learners. E-Learning and Digital Media, Online First. https://doi.org/10.1177/20427530221139579  Scopus


Taskiran, A. (2022). Attributions and Perception of Success in Online Learning: Causal Dimensionality of Distance Language Learners. Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Education Faculty Journal, 19(3), 827-844 . https://doi.org/10.33711/yyuefd.1108238 EBSCO


Taskiran, A. (2022) AI-based automated writing evaluation for online language learning: Perceptions of distance learners. Kocaeli University Journal of Education, 5(1), 111-129. https://doi.org/10.33400/kuje.1053862 EBSCO


Taskiran, A. & Goksel, N. (2022). Automated feedback and teacher feedback: Writing achievement in learning English as a foreign language at a distance. TOJDETurkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 23 (2), 120-139. https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.1096260



Taskiran, A. (2021). Psycho-social and Educational Dimension of the COVID-19 Lockdown for Elementary School Students. Journal of Educational Technology and Online Learning, 4 (4), 562-575. https://doi.org/10.31681/jetol.1015191 ERIC


Taskiran, A. (2021). Project-based online learning experiences of pre-service teachers. Journal of Educational Technology and Online Learning, 4(3), 391-405. http://dx.doi.org/10.31681/jetol.977159 ERIC


Taskiran, A. (2021). Management, learning, technology, and assessment dimensions of open and distance learning processes. Journal of Open Education Applications and Research, 7(4), 80-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.51948/auad.984969 ESJI


Taskiran, A. (2019). A Contemporary Educational Network for Professional Development. Int. Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning, 12(3), 89-100. https://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jac/article/view/11093 EBSCO


Taskiran, A. (2019). Social Networking in Higher Education: Perceptions of Teachers and Learners. American Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 4(2), 339–348. https://doi.org/10.20448/801.42.339.348


Taskiran, A. (2019). Telecollaboration: Fostering foreign language learning at a distance. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL), 22(2), 87-97. https://doi.org/10.2478/eurodl-2019-0012 ERIC


Taskiran, A. (2019). The effect of augmented reality games on English as foreign language motivation. E-Learning and Digital Media, 16(2), 122-135. https://doi.org/10.1177/2042753018817541 ESCI Scopus


Taskiran, A., & Aydin, B. (2018). Do adult English language learners and their teachers have similar approaches to success? Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, 11(1), 01-08. https://doi.org/10.7160/eriesj.2018.110101 ESCI Scopus


Taskiran, A., Gumusoglu, E. K., & Aydin, B. (2018). Fostering Foreign Language Learning with Twitter: Reflection from English learners. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 19(1), 100-116. https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.382734 Scopus


Taskiran, A. (2017). Digital divide in open and distance learning. Journal of Open Education Applications and Research, 3(4), 108-124. https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/auad/issue/34247/378488 ESJI


Taskiran, A., & Aydin, B. (2017). EFL learners’ causal attributions and dimensionality styles for perceived success and failure. Anadolu University Social Sciences Journal, 17(2), 11-26. https://doi.org/10.18037/ausbd.417235 TR Index


Taskiran, A. (2017). A Phenomenological Research on Anadolu University Open Education Faculty Students’ Attributions of Perceived Success. Journal of Qualitative Research in Education, 5(1), 58-79. https://enadonline.com/public/assets/catalogs/0634339001544438083.pdf ESCI


Taskiran, A. (2017). Higher education in digital age. Journal of Open Education Applications and Research, 3(1), 96-109. https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/auad/issue/34114/377387 ESJI


Bozkurt, A., Aydin, B., Taskiran, A., & Koral, E. (2016). Improving creative writing skills of EFL learners through microblogging. The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education, 6(3), 88-98. https://www.tojned.net/journals/tojned/articles/v06i03/v06i03-07.pdf




Taskiran, A. (2022). Effective, Efficient, and Attractive Instructional Design for Online Learning. In Handbook of Research on Managing and Designing Online Courses in Synchronous and Asynchronous Environments (pp. 140-158). IGI Global. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/effective-efficient-and-attractive-instructional-designfor-online-learning/292362


Taskiran, A. (2022). Digital Education Leadership in Distance Education T. V. Yüzer & M. Kesim. (Ed.). Digital Transformation Dimension of Open and Distance Learning. Pegem Academy. https://depo.pegem.net/9786258044744.pdf


Taskiran, A., & Yazici, M. (2021). Formative Feedback in Online Distance Language Learning: Boosting Motivation with Automated Feedback. In Motivation, Volition, and Engagement in Online Distance Learning (pp. 100-125). IGI Global. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/formative-feedback-in-online-distance-languagelearning/285221


Taskiran, A. (2021). Psycho-Social Well-Being of Young Learners During Emergency Remote Teaching: General Scope and Suggestions for Improvement. In Handbook of Research on Emerging Pedagogies for the Future of Education: Trauma-Informed, Care, and Pandemic Pedagogy (pp. 368-385). IGI Global. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/psycho-social-well-being-of-young-learners-duringemergency-remote-teaching/276976


Gumusoglu Koral, E. & Taskiran, A (2020). Usage Areas of Cloud Computing Technologies in Open and Distance Learning. In Technology Dimension of Open and Distance Learning (pp. 285-304). PEGEM Akademi. https://depo.pegem.net/9786257052016.pdf


Taskiran, A. (2018). Circle Survey. In Belgin Aydın (Ed.), GSE in Action: Anadolian Approach to Outcome-Based Language Teaching, Pearson. https://www.pearsonyayinlari.com/gse-in-action-an-anadolian-approach-to-outcome-basedlanguage-teaching-kitabi-belgin-aydin




Taskiran, A (2022, Feb 13-14). Exploring interaction in online language learning with community of inquiry framework in Chinese higher education context. International Antalya Scientific Research and Innovative Studies Congress-III. Antalya, Turkey https://www.izdas.org/books

Taskiran, A (2021, Nov 15-16). Mobile language learning with augmented reality. 3rd International Conference on Virtual Reality. Sanliurfa, Turkey.


Taskiran, A. (2021, Sep 22-24). Psychosocial and educational dimension of the COVID-19 lockdown for elementary school students.1st International Conference on Educational Technology and Online Learning – ICETOL 2021 Abstract Proceedings. Balikesir, Turkey. http://www.icetol.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icetol2021_abstract_proceedings.pdf?3

Taskiran, A. (2021, May 26-29). Applying artificial intelligence technologies to enhance formative feedback at English preparatory school. 13th International Conference of Strategic Research on Scientific Studies and Education. Antalya, Turkey http://www.icosresse.com/?pnum=5&pt=ICoSReSSE+Archive

Taskiran, A. (2019, November 14-16). Bringing Distance Closer: Online Intercultural Exchange for English as a Foreign Language. IODL2019 International Open and Distance Learning Conference, Eskisehir, Turkey http://iodl.anadolu.edu.tr/file/IODL_2019_Conference_Proceedings.pdf

Taskiran, A. (2019, June 12-14). A Contemporary Educational Network for Professional Development. ICELW 2019, New York, USA. https://learningideasconf.s3.amazonaws.com/Docs/Past/2019/Papers/Taskiran.pdf

Taskiran, A. (2018, June 19-22). How do language learners and teachers perceive Edmodo as an educational network? In Çınkır, Ş. (Ed.) VIth Euroasian Educational Research Congress 2019 Conference Proceedings. Empowering Education; Research, Theory and Practice (pp. 1264-1268). Ankara, Turkey. https://ejer2019.ejercongress.org/en/

Taskiran, A. (2018, October 04-07). Telecollaboration activity between Chinese and Turkish EFL learners: Reflections from Turkish students. In Akpinar Dellal, N & Yildiz, O (Eds.) Proceedings of 4th International Contemporary Educational Research Congress. Education, Youth and Future (pp. 214-222). Mugla, Turkey. http://cead2018.mu.edu.tr/en/duyuru/3212

Taskiran, A. (2018). Augmented Reality Games and Motivation in Language Learning. In T. Bastiaens … O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 892-898). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/184292/

Taskiran, A. & Aydin, B. (2017). Do Adult English Language Learners and Their Teachers Have Similar Approaches to Success? The Asian Conference on Language Learning ACLL2017, Kobe, Japan. http://iafor.org/archives/conference-programmes/acll/acll-programme-2017.pdf

Taskiran, A., Bozkurt, A. & Aydin, B. (2016, June). Forming Learner Communities with Twitter in EFL Context. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1623-1628). Savannah, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/171908/

Taskiran, A. (2016, Apr. 28-May 1) Exploring EFL Students’ Causal Attributions for Perceived Success and Failure. Asian Conference on Language Learning-ACLL2016, Kobe, Japan. http://iafor.org/archives/conference-programmes/acll/acll-programme-2016.pdf

Taskiran, A. (2015, July 06-08). Embedding augmented reality in mobile learning with a game-centered approach in EFL classrooms [Paper presentation].EDULEARN15, Barcelona, Spain https://library.iated.org/view/TASKIRAN2015EMB

Taşkıran, A., Koral, E., & Bozkurt, A. (2015, February 04-06). Using augmented reality in foreign language education. In Akademik Bilişim, Eskisehir, Turkey. https://ab.org.tr/ab15/bildiri/229.docx



2015-2016 Researcher, Project Title: Investigation of the interaction dimension of Twitter as a Micro Blog by using it in creative writing activities of EFL students. Project Type: Scientific Research Project Supported by Higher Education Institutions Project Number: 1505E463

2023-2024 Researcher, Project Title: English Academic Writing Teaching Reform

Project Type: Zhejiang Province Teaching Reform Project Grant Project Number: jg20220581





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