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I am a PostDoc researcher at Kyoto University Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies. My general research interests are in the areas of Educational Data Mining (EDM) and Learning Analytics (LA). I am using machine learning techniques for modeling students’ affective states and behaviors while using educational tools (e.g. e-book, learning management system, etc.). I am also designing dashboard widgets by using these models to provide intelligent support to the instructors and learners.

Research area interests: Educational Data Mining, Learning Analytics, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Sequential Pattern Mining, Educational Process Mining, Deep Learning, Feature Engineering, Data Visualization.

Specific research topics: Academic performance prediction, Student modeling, Student affect modeling, Student behavior modeling, Intervention design, Learning analytics dashboard design.

Tools and programming languages: R, C#, SQL, Ruby, JavaScript, D3.js, RapidMiner, Orange.

JOURNAL PAPERS

Akçapınar, G., & Bayazıt, A. (2019). MoodleMiner: Data Mining Analysis Tool for Moodle Learning Management System. Elementary Education Online, 18(1), 406-415. https://dx.doi.org/10.17051/ilkonline.2019.527645

Akçapınar, G., & Coşgun, E. (2019). Öğrencilerin STEM Kariyer Tercihlerinin Veri Madenciliği Yaklaşımı ile Tahmin Edilmesi [Predicting Students’ STEM Career Interests by Using Data Mining Approach]. Educational Technology Theory and Practice, 9(1), 73-88. https://dx.doi.org/10.17943/etku.429785

Yang, C., Flanagan, B., Akçapınar, G., & Ogata, H. (2018). Maintaining reading experience continuity across e-book revisions. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 13(1), 24. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41039-018-0093-9

Akçapınar, G., & Bayazıt, A. (2018). Investigating Video Viewing Behaviors of Students with Different Learning Approaches Using Video Analytics. The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 19(4), 116-125. https://dx.doi.org/10.17718/tojde.471907

Bayazıt, A., & Akçapınar, G. (2018). Çevrimiçi Dersler için Video Analitik Aracının Tasarlanması ve Geliştirilmesi [Design and Development of Video Analytics Tool for Online Courses]. Elementary Education Online, 17(1), 14-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.17051/ilkonline.2018.413719

Akçapınar, G., Altun, A., & Aşkar, P. (2016). Çevrimiçi Öğrenme Ortamındaki Farklı Öğrenci Profillerinin Kümeleme Yöntemi ile Belirlenmesi [Identifying Different Student Profiles in an Online Learning Environment with Cluster Analysis]. Educational Technology Theory and Practice, 6(2), 46-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.17943/etku.91440

Akçapınar, G. (2015). How automated feedback through text mining changes plagiaristic behavior in online assignmentsComputers & Education, 87(0), 123-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2015.04.007

Akçapınar, G., Altun, A., & Aşkar, P. (2015). Modeling Students’ Academic Performance Based on Their Interactions in an Online Learning EnvironmentElementary Education Online, 14(3), 815-824. http://dx.doi.org/10.17051/io.2015.03160

Akçapınar, G., & Aşkar, P. (2014). İşbirlikli Viki Çalışmalarında Öğrenci Katkısının Belirlenmesi için Veriye Dayalı bir Değerlendirme Modeli [A Data-Driven Assessment Model for Measuring Students’ Contribution to Collaborative Wiki Environment]. Educational Sciences and Practice, 13(26), 219-238

Akçapınar, G., Altun, A., & Mentes, T. (2012). Hipermetinsel Ortamlarda Önbilgi Düzeylerinin Gezinim Profilleri Üzerine Etkisi [The Effect of Prior Knowledge on Navigational Profiles in Hypertext Environments]. Education and Science, 37(163), 143-156

Aşkar, P and Akçapınar, G. (2009). Öğrenme ve Değerlendirme Süreçlerinde Web 2.0, Cito Eğitim: Kuram ve Uygulama, 4, 21-28

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Akçapınar, G., Hasnine, M. N., Majumdar, R., Flanagan, B., & Ogata, H. (2019). Using Learning Analytics to Detect Off-Task Reading Behaviors in Class. In Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK’19).

Flanagan, B., Majumdar, R., Akçapınar, G., Wang, J., & Ogata, H. (2019). Knowledge Map Creation for Modeling Learning Behaviors in Digital Learning Environments. In Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK’19).

Hasnine, M. N., Ogata, H., Akçapınar, G., Mouri, K., & Uosaki, N. (2019). Learning Analytics to Share and Reuse Authentic Learning Experiences in a Seamless Learning Environment. In Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK’19).

Majumdar, R., Akçapınar, A., Akçapınar, G., Flanagan, B., & Ogata, H. (2019a). LAView: Learning Analytics Dashboard Towards Evidence-based Education. In Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK’19).

Majumdar, R., Akçapınar, A., Akçapınar, G., Flanagan, B., & Ogata, H. (2019b). Learning Analytics Dashboard Widgets to Author Teaching-Learning Cases for Evidence-based Education. In Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK’19).

Yang, C., Flanagan, B., Akçapınar, G., & Ogata, H. (2019). Investigating Subpopulation of Students in Digital Textbook Reading by Clustering. In Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK’19).

Akçapınar, G. (2018). Student Modeling for Digital Textbook Reader to Increase Engagement. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), Manila, Philippines.

Akçapınar, G., Majumdar, R., Flanagan, B., & Ogata, H. (2018). Investigating Students’ e-Book Reading Patterns with Markov Chains. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), Manila, Philippines.

Flanagan, B., Akçapınar, G., Majumdar, R., & Ogata, H. (2018). Automatic Generation of Contents Models for Digital Learning Materials. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), Manila, Philippines.

Hasnine, M. N., Akçapınar, G., Flanagan, B., Majumdar, R., Ogata, H., & Mouri, K. (2018). Towards Final Scores Prediction over Clickstream Using Machine Learning Methods. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), Manila, Philippines.

Hasnine, M. N., Mouri, K., Flanagan, B., Akçapınar, G., Uosaki, N., & Ogata, H. (2018). Image Recommendation for Informal Vocabulary Learning in a Context-aware Learning Environment. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), Manila, Philippines.

Majumdar, R., Yang, Y. Y., Li, H., Akçapınar, G., Flanagan, B., & Ogata, H. (2018). GOAL: Supporting Learner’s Development of Self-Direction Skills using Health and Learning Data. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), Manila, Philippines.

Ogata, H., Majumdar, R., Akçapınar, G., Hasnine, M. N., & Flanagan, B. (2018). Beyond Learning Analytics: Research Pathway for Evidence-Based Education and Learning. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), Manila, Philippines.

Yang, C., Akçapınar, G., Flanagan, B., & Ogata, H. (2018). Transferring Learning Footprints Across Versions within E-Book Reader. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), Manila, Philippines.

Akçapınar, G., & Bayazıt, A. (2017). The Effects of Different Task Types on Learners’ Video Viewing Behavior. Paper presented at the ISNITE 2017- International Symposium, New Issues on Teacher Education Symposium, Gdansk, Poland.

Özeke, V., & Akçapınar, G. (2016). Einstein’s Riddle as a Tool for Profiling Students. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2016), Mannheim, Germany.

Akçapınar, G. (2016). Predicting Students’ Approaches to Learning Based on Moodle Logs. Paper presented at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN16), Barcelona, Spain. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1473

Akçapınar, G. (2015). Profiling Students’ Approaches to Learning through Moodle Logs. Paper presented at the Multidisciplinary Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning (MAC-ETL 2015), Prague, Czech Republic.

Akçapınar, G., Altun, A., & Coşgun, E. (2014). Investigating Students’ Interaction Profile in an Online Learning Environment with Clustering. Paper presented at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT2014), 7–9 July Athens, Greece. doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2014.40

Akçapınar, G. ve Altun, A. (2014). Çevrimiçi Öğrenme Ortamlarında Veri Madenciliği Uygulama Süreçlerine Genel Bir Bakış. International Conference on New Trends in Educational Technology Conference, INTET 2104. Gazi Magusa, 14 – 15 Nisan.

Akçapınar, G., Coşgun, E., & Altun, A. (2013). Mining Wiki Usage Data for Predicting Final Grades of Students. Paper presented at the International Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and E-learning (IAC-ETeL 2013), Prague, Czech Republic.

Akçapınar, G., Coşgun, E., & Altun, A. (2011). Prediction of Perceived Disorientation in Online Learning Environment with Random Forest Regression. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2011), July 6-8, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Akçapınar, G., & Altun, A. (2010). The Effect of Prior Knowledge on Learners’ Navigation Structure. Paper presented at the IADIS International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2010), Timisoara, Romania.

Akçapınar, G., & Aşkar, P. (2009). Measuring Author Contributions to the Mediawiki. Paper presented at the IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2009, Rome, Italy.

Akçapınar, G., Altun, A. ve Aşkar, P. (2008). Öğrenme Yönetim Sistemleri (ÖYS) ve Yükseköğretimde Uygulamaları. Presented at Globalization in education and ICT International Conference, Baku, May 17-19, Azerbaijan.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (NATIONAL)

Akçapınar, G., & Altun, A(2017). Başarısız Olma Riski Yüksek Öğrencilere Yönelik Öğrenme Analitiklerine Dayalı Bir Erken Uyarı Modeli Geliştirilmesi. 5. Uluslararası Öğretim Teknolojileri ve Öğretmen Eğitimi Sempozyumu (ITTES), İzmir, Türkiye.

Akçapınar, G., & Bayazıt A(2017). Öğrencilerin Video İzleme Örüntülerinin Zaman Serisi Grafikleri ile Analiz Edilmesi. 5. Uluslararası Öğretim Teknolojileri ve Öğretmen Eğitimi Sempozyumu (ITTES), İzmir, Türkiye.

Akçapınar, G., & Bayazıt, A. (2017). Farklı Öğrenme Yaklaşımına Sahip Öğrencilerin Video İzleme Davranışlarının Video Analitik Yöntemi ile İncelenmesi. 11. Uluslararası Bilgisayar ve Öğretim Teknolojileri Sempozyumu (ICITS), Malatya, Türkiye.

Bayazıt, A., & Akçapınar, G. (2017). Çevrimiçi Dersler için Video Analitik Aracının Tasarlanması ve Geliştirilmesi. 11. Uluslararası Bilgisayar ve Öğretim Teknolojileri Sempozyumu (ICITS), Malatya, Türkiye.

Akçapınar, G. ve Altun, A. (2013). Eğitsel Veri Madenciliği ve Öğrenme Analitiği. 1st International Instructional Technologies & Teacher Education Symposium. Trabzon, Türkiye, 26-28 Haziran 2013.

Akçapınar, G. ve Aşkar, P. (2010). Yazılıma Özel Log-Tabanlı Kullanılabilirlik Testi. Presented at the 10th International Educational Technology Conference (IETC), 26th-28th April, İstanbul, Turkey.

Akçapınar, G. ve Altun, A. (2009). Çevrimiçi Ortamlarda Kullanıcı Gezinim Davranışlarının Anlaşılabilmesi İçin Veri Toplama ve Analiz Aracı Geliştirilmesi. Presented at 3. International Computer And Instructional Technologies Symposium, October 7-9, Trabzon, Turkey.

Akçapınar, G., Altun, A. ve Aşkar, P. (2009). Web Sitesi Kullanılabilirlik Sorunlarının ve Ziyaretçi Gezinim Davranışlarının Belirlenmesinde Google Analitik Hizmetinin Kullanımı. Presented at 3. International Computer And Instructional Technologies Symposium, October 7-9, Trabzon, Turkey.

Akçapınar, G. ve Aşkar, P. (2009). Araştırma Grupları İçin Ortak Çalışma Alanı Olarak Viki Kullanımı. Presented at the 9th International Educational Technology Conference (IETC), 6th-8th May 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Hasnine, M. N., Flanagan, B., Akçapınar, G., Ogata, H., Mouri, K., & Uosaki, N. (in press). Vocabulary Learning Support System based on Automatic Image Captioning Technology. In Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Technologies. Florida: Springer International Publishing.

Akçapınar, G. (2017). Integrating Learning Analytics into Teaching and Learning Processes. In Y. K. Usluel (Ed.), Various Aspects of ICT Integration in Education (pp. 313-330): Gazi Kitabevi.

POSTERS

Akçapınar, G. & Arkün Kocadere, S. (2016). Data Collecting Tool for an Erasmus+ Project. Poster presented at the Contemporary World Challenges for the European Citizen Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

THESES

Ph.D.: Akçapınar, G. (2014). A Data Mining Approach to Students’ Academic Performance Modeling in Online Learning Environment Based on Their Interaction Data. Hacettepe University. Institute of Educational Sciences.  Ankara. (Advisors: Prof. Dr. Arif Altun, Prof. Dr. Petek Aşkar). [Pdf] | (1112 views)

MSc: Akçapınar, G. (2009) The Development of a Database Analysis Tool and Assessment Method for Measuring Author Contribution within Collaborative Work in Wiki Environment. Hacettepe University. Institute of Science. Ankara. (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Petek Aşkar).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR)
  • IEEE TCLT – Technical Committee on Learning Technology (2014 – 2015)
  • IEEE – Computer Society (2014 – 2015)
  • IEDMS – International Educational Data Mining Society (2011 – 2012)
  • TBD – Informatics Association of Turkey (2014 – 2015)