We are here to support your digital education efforts.

The School of Public Health Office of Online Education (SPH OOE) delivers the highest quality digital education and high-touch student services. Our cost-effective instructional design strategies leverage campus resources to create flexible delivery formats that provide equitable and effective learning experiences. Our mission is to deliver cost-effective and timely instructional solutions supporting excellence in the design and development of digital resources for academic and professional initiatives.

We provide very localized services, tailored to staff, faculty, and student needs, utilizing instructional design and resources for online programs.

Amaury de Siqueira, Director

SPH OOE can help you with a variety of digital initiatives:

  • Student Services Support
    We work with faculty and staff to use the latest recruitment technologies. Our focus is to provide high touch-point student services support for online graduate program constitutencies.
  • Instructional Resources for Grant & Research Support
    SPH OOE supports grant and extramural faculty-driven research and digital learning initiatives thus ensuring efficient and cost-effective support for projects requiring dissemination of knowledge through well designed instructional resources and complex digital platforms.
  • Collaborative Scholarly Projects & Resources
    The scope of activities of SPH OOE goes beyond just faculty course design consultations and course design support. We are committed to staying abreast of the innovations and creative instructional solutions. As such, we are dedicated to expanding SPH OOE's collaborative expertise through active participation in scholarly activities, grant writing, and designing non-credit courses.

Association for Educational Communications and Technology | Presentation Abstract

The Gerontological Society of America Conference | Presentation Abstract

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education | Presentation Abstract

2019 IU Online Conference | Presentation Materials

2018 E-learn Conference Proceeding | View Proceeding

International Journal of eLearning and Distance Education | View Publication

Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology | View Publication

The Journal of Applied Instructional Design View Publication

We are here to support you.

Merve Basdogan
Instructional Designer
As a scholar who studies at the intersection of technology, design, education, and psychology, Dr. Basdogan’s academic scholarship focuses on the theories about what technology is, methods for studying technology, and discussions about how technology changes fields such as learning, culture, psychology, and politics.  Prior to coming to Indiana University, Merve worked as an education coordinator in the Online Information Technologies Certificate Program (ITCP) which was carried out with the collaboration of Continuing Education Center and Computer Engineering Department at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. In this position, self-regulated learning and Community of Inquiry were influential frameworks that shaped Merve's instructional design practices. 
In her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Basdogan discussed “technological mediations” and their impacts on different learning and teaching modalities such as online, open, and distance learning from a post-phenomenological perspective. Her research output was a framework evaluating the nature of “technology-based learning spaces” in terms of agents, actors, culture, rules, time, ethics, and level of operation. Merve is a certified Quality Matters (QM) Higher Education peer reviewer. As an online instructional designer at IU School of Public Health, Office of Online Education; she develops, evaluates, and improves online courses based on the QM standards. In addition, creating animations and short instructional videos to support student engagement are among her design activities. 
Currently, Dr. Basdogan is a postdoctoral research associate at Indiana University in the Learning Space and Mosaic Initiative. In this position, her research goals are directed toward understanding technology-based innovative learning environments and emerging technologies to promote active, flexible, collaborative, and personalized learning in fully online, physical, and hybrid modalities.