Dr Serdar Abaci

Lecturer in Data and Digital Literacies


Serdar Abaci is based in the Institute of Education, Teaching and Leadership. He is currently involved in Data Education in Schools project, developing a course on Digital Literacy. His research interests include data and digital literacies, formative assessment and feedback, online learning, and evaluation of teaching and learning technologies. Most recently, he is leading a comprehensive review of how educational technology implementations are evaluated in Human-Computer Interaction oriented publications. Dr. Abaci joined the Moray House in April 2020.

Previously, Dr. Abaci has held postdoctoral positions at Indiana University (USA) and Newcastle University (UK) and studied evaluation of educational technologies, particularly the adoption of e-textbooks by instructors and students.


  • PhD in Instructional Systems Technology (Indiana University, USA)
  • MSEd in Educational Inquiry (Indiana University, USA)
  • MSEd in Instructional Systems Technology (Indiana University, USA)
  • BS in Computer Education and Instructional Technology (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Member of the MHSES Ethics Committee
  • Member of the BERA College of Reviewers
  • Co-convener of the SERA Digital Education Network

Undergraduate teaching

MA Primary - Digital Literacies

Postgraduate teaching

PGDE Primary - Technologies

MSc - Children & Technology

Coordinator for Dissertation Support Strand

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Can Eda Alici - Would Children's Computational Thinking Skills Affect Their Peer Relation?

Wan Faizatul Ismayatim - A lived experience: Understanding final-year undergraduate Malay students' and teachers' emotions and experiences when engaging in formative feedback

Nik Nur Athirah Binti Nik Mohd Arif - The Feasibility of AR Integration for English Language Learning in Higher Education

Giorgi Amirkhanashvili - Pedagogical methods and approaches for teaching data literacy to children at early primary level in Scotland

Mustafa Ciftcioglu - Enhancing Preservice Teachers' Data Literacy: An Investigation into the Design and Impact of Online Training Integrated with Professional Networks