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Dr Duygu Bektik

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  • Research Staff
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Learning and Teaching Innovation
  • Institute of Educational Technology
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Professional biography

Dr Duygu Bektik is a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the IET's OpenTEL group. She is responsible for the publicity, dissemination, impact and engagement of the OpenTEL activities as well as supporting the funding bids.

Duygu Bektik is a mixed-methods researcher with an experience of holding one-to-one interviews, focus groups, designing questionnaires, and carrying out statistical analysis including regression and Jaccard. Her research interests currently lie primarily in the fields of learning analytics (particularly writing analytics), data visualisation, and e-assessment.

Duygu holds a Ph.D. in Learning Analytics from The Open University, UK in which she focused on the use of writing analytics, particularly automated analysis of meta-discourse in student writing, to support tutors’ essay assessment practices. Besides her Ph.D., she holds B.A.&M.A. degrees in Computer and Instructional Technologies, and MSc. in Software Engineering. She also holds a teaching certificate to practice teaching ICT in primary and secondary schools, with various experiences both in Turkey and in the UK.


Critical perspectives on writing analytics (2016-04-25)
Buckingham Shum, Simon; Knight, Simon; McNamara, Danielle; Allen, Laura; Bektik, Duygu and Crossley, Scott
In : Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK '16 ) (25-29 April 2016, Edinburgh) (pp. 481-483)
Correlations between automated rhetorical analysis and tutors’ grades on student essays (2015-03)
Simsek, Duygu; Sandor, Agnes; Buckingham Shum, Simon; Ferguson, Rebecca; De Liddo, Anna and Whitelock, Denise
In : 5th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK15): Scaling Up: Big Data to Big Impact (16-20 March 2015, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA) (pp. 355-359)
Visual analytics of academic writing (2014)
Simsek, Duygu; Buckingham Shum, Simon; De Liddo, Anna; Ferguson, Rebecca and Sándor, Ágnes
In : 4th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (24-28 March 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana) (pp. 265-266)
Visualizing the LAK/EDM literature using combined concept and rhetorical sentence extraction (2013-04)
Taibi, Davide; Sandor, Agnes; Simsek, Duygu; Buckingham Shum, Simon; De Liddo, Anna and Ferguson, Rebecca
In : Proceedings of the LAK Data Challenge, 3rd Int. Conf. on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK '13) (8-12 April 2013, Leuven, Belgium)
XIP Dashboard: visual analytics from automated rhetorical parsing of scientific metadiscourse (2013)
Simsek, Duygu; Buckingham Shum, Simon; Sandor, Agnes; De Liddo, Anna and Ferguson, Rebecca
In : 1st International Workshop on Discourse-Centric Learning Analytics (8 Apr 2013, Leuven, Belgium)