Sedat
Akayoglu

PhD. Ed. 

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2007-2012:   PhD, 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:   MA, 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:   BA, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature, Ankara, Turkey.


WORK EXPERIENCE

2013-…    :  Assistant Professor, Dr.
                     Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, Department of Foreign Language Education, Bolu, Turkey.

2012-2013:  Research Assistant, Dr.
                     Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, Department of Foreign Language Education, Bolu, Turkey.

2007-2012:  Research Assistant
                     Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Foreign Language Education, Ankara, Turkey.

2004-2007:  Research Assistant 
                     Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, Department of Foreign Language Education, Bolu, Turkey.

2002-2004:  English Teacher
                     Anatolian High School of Fine Arts, Bolu, Turkey.


PUBLICATIONS

Akayoglu, S., & Seferoglu, G. (2017). Social Presence Functions in Task-Based Language Activities in a Virtual Classroom in Second Life.            In D. Tafazoli, & M. Romero (Eds.), Multiculturalism and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (pp. 181-198). Hershey, PA:                IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-1882-2.ch011.

Akayoglu, S. (2016). Review of the Book Researching Language and Social Media: A Student Guide by Ruth Page, David Barton, Johann            W. Unger, Michele Zappavigna. CALICO Journal, 33(2), 278–281. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315771786
    
Akayoglu, S., & Yesilbursa, A. A. (2016). Türkiye’de Yabancı Dil Eğitiminde Teknoloji Kullanımı. In S. Akcan & Y. Bayyurt (Eds.). Türkiye’de          Yabancı Dil Egitimi Üzerine Görüs ve Düsünceler (pp. 60–71).
 
Rakıcıoglu-Söylemez, A. & Akayoğlu, S. (2016). Prospective EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of Using CALL in the Classroom. In K. Dikilitaş                (Ed.). Innovative Professional Development Methods and Strategies for STEM Education, USA: IGI Global Publishing.

Yıldırım, H. Ç. & Akayoğlu. S. (2015).  Anlamlandırmak: Sonuç Çıkarmak ve Doğrulamak. In Sadegül Akbaba Altun & Ali Ersoy (Eds.).               Nitel Veri Analizi (pp. 245-287). Ankara: Pegem Akademi.

Akayoglu, S., Altun, A., & Stevens, V. (2009). Social presence in synchronous text based computer-mediated communication. Eurasian            Journal of Educational Research, 34, 1-16.
         
Akayoglu, S., & Altun, A. (2008). The functions of negotiation of meaning in text-based CMC. In R. V. Marriott & P. L. Torres (Eds.),                    Research on E-learning Methodologies for Language Acquisition (pp. 302-312). New York: Information Science Reference.

Akayoglu, S., & Kılıçkaya, F. (2008). CALL in Turkey: Past, present and future. In T. Koyoma, J. Noguchi, Y. Yoshınari, & A. Iwasaki (Eds.),            Proceedings of the WorldCALL 2008 Conference: CALL bridges the world (pp. 51-53). Fukuoka: The Japan Association for                          Language Education and Technology (LET).

Erice, D., Akayoglu, S. (2008). Eğitim ile ilgili blogların içerik analizi. Proceeding. Yabancı Dil Bölümleri ve Yüksekokullarının Yabancı Dil             Ögretimindeki Sorunları Kurultayı. Mugla University: Mugla.

Akayoğlu, S. (2008). Çevrimiçi ögretmen egitim programı. Proceeding. Yabancı Dil Bölümleri ve Yüksekokullarının Yabancı Dil Öğretimindeki Sorunları Kurultayı. Mugla University: Mugla.

Akayoglu, S . (2007). Dokeos: Çevrimiçi Sınıf Yaratılması ve Yürütülmesi.  Proceeding. Gazi University, Türkiye’de Yabancı Diller Eğitimi Kongresi.

Akayoglu, S . (2007). Tapped In: Yabancı Dil Ögretmenleri için Bulusma Noktası. Proceeding. Gazi University, Türkiye’de Yabancı Diller Eğitimi Kongresi.

Akayoglu, S . (2007). Wiki Aracılıgı ile Ortak Yazma Çalısmaları. Proceeding. Gazi University, Türkiye’de Yabancı Diller Eğitimi Kongresi.



CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Akayoglu, S. & Rakıcıoglu-Söylemez, A. (2016). Prospective EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of Using CALL in the Classroom. 5th International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S. (2015). Online Communities of Practice for Professional Development. 12th METU ELT Convention. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S. (2014). CALL Training for Pre-service Teachers of English. 3rd National Conference on Foreign Language Education. Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S. (2014). Yabancı Dil Eğitiminde Teknolojinin Sunduğu Araçlar Ya Olmasaydı? 1st Eğitim Teknolojileri Zirvesi, Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey.

Çimendag, B. & Akayoglu, S. (2013). The Use of Google Hangout for Fostering Speaking Skills in Language Classes. 9th International METU Postgraduate Conference on Linguistics and Language Teaching. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S. (2013). “Online Professional Development for English Language Teachers”. 1st Internation Week on English Studies. Karabük University, Karabük, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S. (2012). “Twenty-first Century World Englishes: Based on Individuals, not the Countries.” 5th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Demirel, H., Akayoglu, S. (2012). “Professional development of language teachers through personal learning network and online communities of practice.” IATEFL Learning & Teacher Development SIG Joint Conference. Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Gökce, Z., Akayoglu, S. (2011). “The use of virtual English classes in Second Life”. INGED 15th International ELT Conference: Taking it to the Limits. Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S. (2011). “Learning and Practicing a Foreign Language in Virtual Classrooms in Second Life”. Sharing Issues in ELT Conference, Eskişehir, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S., Kılıçkaya, F. (2011). “Collaborative Learning Activities through Google Documents”. 2nd İstek Schools International ELT Conference: Reflections and Innovations in ELT”, İstanbul, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S. (2010). “The Functions of Negotiation of Meaning in a Course Carried out in Second Life”. SLanguages 2010 Conference in Second Life.

Akayoglu, S. (2010). “The Use of Second Life in Writing Classes”. 1st Istek Schools International ELT Conference: ELT in a Globalized World: Exploring New Opportunities and Meeting the Challenges of Today. Yeditepe University, İstanbul, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S. (2009) "Web 2.0 Araçlarının Türkçe Yazma Eğitiminde Kullanımı." (The use of Web 2.0 tools in teaching writing in Turkish). Türkçe Eğitimi Kurultayı; Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S. (2009). “What are the things waiting for us in our Second Life”. 7th METU Post Graduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Akayoglu, S. (2007). "Curriculum Development for Online Teacher Training". 17th IATEFL Hungary. Budapest, Hungary.

Altun, A., Akayoglu, S. (2007). "Collaborative Writing through PBwiki". WIAOC 2007 CONNECT: Conversations on Networking, Education, Communities, and Technology.


INVITED TALKS

Akayoğlu, S. (2015). “Becoming a Member of an Online Community of Practice for Professional Development.” Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Ağrı, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2015). “The Use of Web 2.0 Tools for Interaction & Communication in English Language Classes.” Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Ağrı, Turkey

Akayoğlu, S. (2014). “The Use of Technology in Language Classes.” Seminar for Undergraduate Students at Fatih University, İstanbul, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2014). “The Use of Web 2.0 Tools and Social Media in English Language Teaching.” Seminar at Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2014). “The Use of Technology in Language Classes.” Seminar for Undergraduate Students at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2013). “CALL for Lifelong Learning”. 9th Postgraduate Conference on Linguistics and Language Teaching at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2013). “How to integrate technology into curriculum of School of Foreign Languages at Muğla University”. Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2011). “Writing Activities for ELT Classes in Second Life”. Eastern Anatolia Conference of EFL at Erzincan, Erzincan, Turkey.
Altun, A., Akayoğlu, S. (2011). “How Online Communities of Practice Work for Professional Development in Teaching”. Eastern Anatolia Conference of EFL at Erzincan, Erzincan, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2010). “The Social Presence Functions in a Course Carried out in Second Life”. Multiliteracies Electronic Village Online.

Akayoğlu, S. (2010). “Information and communication technologies in English classes”. Beykent Schools International ELT Conference, Beykent Schools, İstanbul, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2008). “Technology C.A.L.L.s You” A Seminar for English Teachers by Nüans Publishing, Bursa, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2007). "Collaborative Writing through PBwiki". 5th ELT Conference "Technology CALL's You".  Ankara University Development Foundations Schools, Ankara, Turkey.

Altun, A., Akayoğlu, S. & Erice, D. (2007). "İngilizce Öğretiminde Kullanılan Bilgisayar Destekli İletişim Araçları". (Computer assisted language learning tools in English language teaching). Sıtkı Koçman Foreign Language Institute, Muğla University, Muğla, Turkey.

Altun, A. & Akayoğlu, S (2006). "İngilizce Öğretiminde Kullanılan İnternet Araçları" (The Internet tools used in English language teaching). Sıtkı Koçman Foreign Language Institute, Muğla University, Muğla.

Akayoğlu, S. (2006). "Tapped In as a Meeting Place for Teachers and Researchers". Seminar. Department of Foreign Language Education, Faculty of Education, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2006). "Blogging in ELT". Seminar. Department of Foreign Language Education, Faculty of Education, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2006). "Creating and Integrating Yahoogroups as a Communication and Sharing Tool in Language Classrooms". Seminar. Department of Foreign Language Education, Faculty of Education, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey.



POSTER PRESENTATIONS


Akayoğlu, S ., Erice, D. (2007). Poster Presentation. "Lisans Düzeyinde Bilgisayar Destekli İngilizce Öğretimi Dersi İçeriğinin Hazırlanması" (Proposing the content for the computer assisted language learning course at undergraduate level). Türkiye’de Yabancı Diller Eğitimi Kongresi, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

Akayoğlu, S. (2006). "Webheads at AIBU" Poster Presentation “Using Information Technology for Public Diplomacy: Focus on English Language Programs”. Budapest, Hungary.


ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING SESSIONS

Cengiz, C., Akayoğlu, S. (2014). “The Use of Mobile Application in Language Classes.” TESOL Electronic Village Online (5 Weeks).

Akayoğlu, S., Barut, K. (2009) "Collaborative Writing". TESOL Electronic Village Online (6 Weeks).

Akayoğlu, S., Yılmaz, B. (2009) "Digital Storytelling in ELT Classrooms". TESOL Electronic Village Online (6 Weeks).


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

English Language Teacher Education Research (ELTER) (Committee Member)
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
İngilizce Egitimi Derneği-English Language Education Association (INGED)
Asian-Pacific Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (APACALL)
Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)
Virtual Worlds Research Group http://vw.metu.edu.tr


LANGUAGES
English (Advanced Level)
French (Intermediate Level)
German (Intermediate Level)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2011: Member of the editorial board for “Oxford Wordpower English- English Turkish Dictionary” published by Oxford UP.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Computer Assisted Language Learning
Teacher Education and Teacher Training for English Language Teaching
The Use of 3D Virtual Worlds in Language Teaching
The Use of Web 2.0 Tools for Language Teaching and Teacher Training
CMC Platforms for English Language Learning and Teaching