Third International Instructional Technologies & Teacher Education Symposium

Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to the “Third International Instructional Technologies & Teacher Education Symposium” which will take place on September 9th – 11th 2015, at KTU, Osman Turan Culture and Congress Center in Trabzon/ TÜRKİYE under the leadership of Karadeniz Technical University.

The symposium aims to bring scientists, policy makers, experts, teachers, graduate students, civil society organizations and representatives together to share and discuss theoretical and practical knowledge in a scientific environment. During the symposium, workshops on the current issues related to instructional technologies and teacher education will be held by field experts and also oral and poster presentations will take place. You will have chance to discuss about your works with other participants in a wide variety of subjects. The language of the symposium will be English and Turkish.

As today’s world becoming more digitalized, the symposium theme is named as “Teaching in digital age”. We would like to invite you to share your knowledge, expertise and experience about instructional technologies and teacher education with the colleagues. Your accepted submissions will be published in the symposium proceedings. Also the selected papers will be published by the sponsor journals.

The symposium offers not only opportunity to exchange ideas in highly erudite environment but also a few tranquil days to be spent in densely historical ambiance and matchless natural charm blending blue and green of Trabzon city. Our university has one of the most picturesque campuses of Turkey. You may enjoy the sea view over the darkest green while you are drinking your world famous local tea. Briefly, we invite you to challenge yourself in a well-organized symposium and to experience sensational glory of Trabzon.
Hope to meet you in September 2015 in Trabzon.

With kind regards,

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan KARAL
President of the Symposium
Karadeniz Technical University


Due to changing profiles of today’s learners, teachers are required to posses new roles and capabilities in digital age. In this context it important to bring together the scientists, policy makers, experts, teachers, graduate students, civil society organization and representatives to share and to discuss theoretical and practical knowledge in order to identify the problematic issues in practice and find possible solutions to those problems. It is for this reason that the main theme of the symposium is about “Teaching in Digital Age”. In relation to this aim, the following topics will be covered through workshops, panels and oral/poster presentations in the symposium.

Symposium Topics:

Alternative assessment
Augmented reality
Digital learning
Distance learning
Flipped classroom
Human computer interaction
Innovation and change
Instructional design
Learner needs
Lifelong learning
Professional development
Social networks
Subject teaching
Teacher standards
Teacher training
Technology and curriculum
Technology in special education
Virtual environment


Abstract Submission February 1st – July 1st 2015
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection July 15th 2015
Registration August 28th 2015
Announcement of Symposium Programme September 2nd 2015
Symposium Date September 9th-11th 2015
*Deadlines time: Bymidnight – 23:59 GMT+2 Istanbul Time Zone


ITTES 2015
3rd Instructional Technologies and Teacher Education Symposium
Karadeniz Technical University,
Fatih Faculty of Education,
Department of Computer & Instructional Technologies,
61335 Sogutlu / Trabzon / TURKEY

Tel: +90 462 377 7109
Fax: +90 462 666 0061


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