Sedat
Akayoglu

PhD. Ed. 

About

I was born in Bolu on January 26th, 1981. It was at 8 a.m. on a Monday morning. That's why I like Mondays very much and never feel in depression on Monday mornings. By the way, if you could love Mondays, you can love any days of the week.

I graduated from Bolu Izzet Baysal Anatolian High School and then moved to Ankara for studying English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University. I wish I had a chance and could go the same department once more. After I graduated, I understood how invaluable courses I took throughout the undergraduate program.

Then, I started working as an English teacher at a high school and worked there for about 2 years. After that, I was accepted as an MA student and a research assistant at the Department of English Language Teaching. Here, it was a great chance for me to work with Prof. Dr. Arif Altun throughout my thesis.

After I completed MA, I went to Ankara for PhD programme and it was quite good for me to work at Middle East Technical University for about 5 years as a research assistant. Prof. Dr. Gölge Seferoğlu helped me too much not only as my PhD supervisor but also for the days I was trying to get used to days in Ankara.

​While doing this academic stuff, my wife, Berna, has always been with me and supported whenever I feel depressed. I can easily say that this achievement would not have been real without her support.
2
Years
3
Years
5
Years
English Language Teacher
2002-2004
Research Assistant
2004-2007
Research Assistant
2007-2012
Bolu Anadolu Güzel Sanatlar Lisesi
Abant Izzet Baysal University
Department of Foreign Language Education
Middle East Technical University
Department of Foreign Language Education
5
Years
Assistant Prof. Dr.
2012 - Present
Abant Izzet Baysal University
Department of Foreign Language Education
EDUCATION
UNIVERSITIES I WORKED AT
2007-2012
PhD. Ed.
Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education,
Department of Foreign Language Education, Ankara, Turkey.

Dissertation Title: An Analysis of Text Based CMC of Advanced EFL Learners in Second Life.
  
2004-2006
M.A. 
Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, Department of Foreign Language Education, Bolu, Turkey.

Thesis Title: The Functions of Negotiation of Meaning in Text Based Synchronous Computer Mediated Communication.
  
1998-2002
B.A.
Hacettepe University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature, Ankara, Turkey.