School of Computing

Staff Profiles

Dr Serdar Abaci

Research Associate


I am a Research Associate for the Open Lab, Newcastle University. In my work with digital civics, I study how the impact of technology use in education is evaluated across different contexts.

My interest in educational technology started with my college education. Since finishing my PhD in Instructional Technology at Indiana University, I have been conducting research on adoption of learning technologies in higher education. My research interests centre on effective use of feedback for learning and instruction as well as evaluation of technology use in educational settings. In recent projects, I have studied university students’ e-textbook reading behaviour as a measure of learning engagement.