Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tarkan GÜRBÜZ is currently working at the department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) of Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. He is also a member of METU BILTIR Center Digital Transformation Platform Coordination Committee, Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) Board of Directors, Turkey Informatics Association (TBD) Executive Industry Board and also serves as a member of the Scientific and Advisory Board in some institutions. He holds a PhD degree from the department of CEIT, METU, an MSc diploma from the same department and university, and an MBA degree in International Business from MIB Trieste School of Management in Italy, and a BSc degree in Mathematics from METU. His areas of research interest include crowdsourcing for education, distance education, e-learning, knowledge management, innovative next generation learning environments, and digital transformation.