New York Institute of Technology
United States of America - Old Westbury
Melda N. Yildiz is a global scholar, assessment and curriculum consultant, instructional designer, author, and edupreneur. She is the chair of the Instructional Technology program and associate professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education at NYIT.
Areas of interest
- Digital Storytelling
- Media Literacy
- Instructional Technology
- Educational Assessment
- Assistive Technology
- Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
- Storytelling with Data: Visualization in Education- Semiotics Perspective
- E-Debiyyat (E-Literature) Educational App Project: Multilingual Multicultural Multimedia
- Media Binds or Blinds? Participatory Action Research in Deconstructing Myths and Misconceptions in Teacher Education
- Multilingual Multicultural Multimedia: Globally Connected Mobile Learning Projects
- Multilingual Multicultural Multimedia: Promoting Transdisciplinary and Inclusive Projects through Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Engineering Innovative Transdisciplinary Projects: Gallery Walk
- Rethinking Assessment and Evaluation: Different Countries Similar Issues
- Transforming Higher Education through Transdisciplinary and Inclusive Curriculum
- Rethinking Assessment and Accreditation in Higher Education
- Introduction to Engineering and Entrepreneurship in Elementary Education
Melda served as a Fulbright Scholar in Turkmenistan (2009) and Azerbaijan (2016) teaching and conducting research integrating new media and technologies in P16 classrooms.
Melda worked as a Media Specialist and the director of media services at Northfield Mount Hermon School and taught media literacy and production to grades 9-12.
As a teacher educator, she taught Media Literacy Education, Multimedia Production, and Educational Technology to P-16 educators and teacher candidates. She taught as a national faculty at Lesley University, as a contributing faculty to Walden University, as a research fellow at Oxford University, and as a visiting scholar at Abant Izzet Baysal University and Mehmet Akif University. She worked as the director of assessment and accreditation and also as a program reviewer and site visitor for StarTalk: National Security Language Initiative (NSLI). Melda co-authored, published, and presented featuring Media and Information Literacy, Instructional Technology, and Global Education in national and international conferences.
She received Ed.D. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in Math & Science and Instructional Technology; M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University in Instructional Technology. She majored in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Bogazici University, in Turkey.