Prof. Dr. Sevinç GÜLSEÇEN, received her BA degree in Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences, MA and PhD degree in Numerical Methods from Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration. She became Associate Professor in Management Information Systems in 2006 and became a Professor in 2012.
Currently, she is the Head of the Department of Informatics in Istanbul University and the Director of Computer Science Research and Application Center.
As part of the bilateral agreements and Erasmus agreements of the Istanbul University, she has been involved in research and teaching activities in the US, Lithuania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, China, Italy and Poland. She is the founder of IU Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Laboratory which was opened in 2016 within the Informatics Department. She has 25 publications in journals that are included in SCI, SSCI, and area indexes, and she has published over 10 peer reviewed congresses / symposia publications in 10 books. Her areas of interest include System Analysis and Design, Information Management, Human Computer Interaction and e-Learning, and she has been lecturing at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels and has led numerous master's and doctoral dissertations. She is the editor of ActaINFOLOGICA magazine, which is published twice a year as a scientific refereed journal within the scope of Istanbul University Press.
She is co-chairman of the International Future-Learning Conference on Innovations in Learning for the Future held by Istanbul University Department of Informatics, Turkey Informatics Foundation and Turkey Informatics Association every two years since the 2004. At the same time, she is a member Informatics Association of Turkey and Logic Association of Turkey.
The Theme of the Speech: New Educational Leadership: Are Educators’ and Learners’ Roles in Society Changing?
Use of ICT and increased interest in student-centered learning as well as personalised learning, may lead to a significant change of the educator’s role from simply a teacher to educational leader and the recognition of the active role of the learner, in the learning process. Furthermore AI-based systems have already radically changed how we interact with information and with more integrated technology. Learners in the future may have vastly different experiences doing research and looking up facts than the learners of today.