International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation

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 DepartmentInternational Politics
 Staff memberDr. Ayla Göl
 DateJune 29th - July 2nd 2010

The International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation (IMETI) is an annual conference which brings together academices, practitioners and managers from the three dimensions of engineering (new knowledge, new products and new technical & managerial methods and methodologies).
Dr Ayla Göl
During the latest conference (June 29th - July 2nd 2010), Dr. Ayla Göl from the International Politics department presented a paper entitled "Engineering Knowledge: An Effective Use of Educational Technology for Teaching International Politics".

Dr Ayla Göl is a lecturer in International Politics of the Middle East and a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Contemporary Political Violence (CSRCV) in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University.

In her teaching of undergraduate modules Ayla has experimented with the use of e-learning portfolios on Blackboard. This innovative method envisions more flexible interactions with students (at their own time and space) and allows for instant formative feedback to their work and questions. The utility of the method has proven highly rewarding resulting in higher levels of student satisfaction and performance in Ayla’s modules.

You can find more information on Ayla's work with e-portfolios here.

Updated activity

Please note the following developments in Ayla's use of technology for learning and teaching:


‘Teaching Islamic Studies in Wales Workshop,’ sponsored by the Islamic Studies Network, the HEA; organised by Ayla Gol, and hosted by the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University,  11 May 2012.


‘Developing a Critical Pedagogy of ‘Research-based’ Teaching in Islamic Studies’ Critical Studies on Terrorism, Special Issue for 2012 (Forthcoming).

"Use of a Wiki for Teaching ‘Islam and Modernity’ Module", Teaching Islamic Studies in the Social Sciences, Case Studies: Vol.2, Malcolm Todd (ed.), CSAP and ISN publication, 2011.

Web references

‘Technology enhanced teaching and learning for religion and politics in the Middle East’, The Islamic Studies Network, Web Resources,  11August 2011, See:

‘Blackboard Grade Centre for Electronic Learning Portfolios, assessment and feedback’, The Higher Education Academy, Web Resources Centre, 19 October 2010, See: 


‘Arab Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa: An Opportunity for the Turkish Model’, Social Scientists Analyse Key Issues in Islamic Studies: A Higher Education Academy Expert Seminar, Hosted by Sheffield Hallam University, 9 December 2011.

‘Use of a Wiki for Teaching “Islam and Modernity” Module’, Teaching Islamic Studies in the Social Sciences, Sponsored by the CSAP and Islamic Studies Network, Hosted by the University of Birmingham, 24 June 2011.

‘Technology-enhanced Teaching Methods in Islamic Studies’, The Islamic Studies Network Regional Workshop: Teaching Islamic Studies in Wales and the South West, University of Cardiff, 17 May 2011.

‘Designing modules for research-based teaching in Islamic Studies’, BISA Annual Conference, Manchester, 27-29 April 2011.

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