ESP Biography

MELDA YILDIZ, Global Scholar

Major: Math Science Instructional Tech

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2002


Brief Biographical Sketch:

Yildiz is a global scholar, media educator, instructional designer, and author. She teaches at NYIT. Melda served as a Fulbright Scholar in Turkmenistan (2009) and Azerbaijan (2016) teaching and conducting research integrating media education in P16 classrooms. Yildiz co-authored, published, and presented on topics including media and information literacy, instructional technology, and multicultural and global education. She received an EdD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in math and science and instructional technology, and an MS from Southern Connecticut State University in instructional technology. She majored in teaching English as a foreign language at Bogazici University, in Turkey.

Past Classes

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P14290: Media Binds or Blinds? Eradicating Algorithmic Bias through Media Education in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
This workshop investigates the role of Algorithmic Bias/ Injustice integrating new technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) while developing global competencies, geospatial intelligence, and computational thinking skills. It offers creative strategies and possibilities for eradicating myths and misconceptions in education. We will engage in a wide range of media literacy activities exploring geospatial and computational thinking skills. We will investigate alternative points of view on news, global issues, algorithmic bias, and social justice through media literacy education.