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DJJ Psychometrician Umit Tokac Wins Award in Instructional Design

Marci Driscoll, dean of the FSU College of Education, Umit Tokac, SD&T psychometrician, and John E. Thrasher, president of Florida State University, at the award presentation ceremony.

Umit Tokac, a psychometrician in the Office of Staff Development and Training (SD&T) and a doctoral candidate at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Education, has won the Robert M. Gagne Research Award. The prestigious award, which is given to only one graduate student each year, was presented to Tokac for his research in the area of educational psychology and learning systems. The award is sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, and qualifies him for the Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium. Tokac won the award for his research, titled The Effects of Game-Based Learning on Students’ Mathematics Achievement: A Meta-Analysis. Please take a moment to congratulate him on this great honor!

 Thanks to SD&T Supervisor of Curriculum and Evaluation Sandi Coker for sharing this exciting news!