Hi, my name is Sedat Akayoglu. I graduated from Department of English Language and Literature Hacettepe University in 2002 and worked as an English teacher for two years.
Then I started working as a research assistant at the Department of English Language Teaching Abant Izzet Baysal University in 2004 and got my MA degree at this department writing a thesis titled "The Functions of Negotiation of Meaning in Synchronous Text Based Computer Mediated Communication" in 2006.
At present I am a research assistant and a PhD candidate at the Department of English Language Teaching Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. This term I taught Advanced Reading and Writing I course at the university and we used PBwiki, Nicenet, Blogger and Wordpress in our classes. Next term, I will teach Advanced Reading and Writing II and I am planning to use Second Life for the class.
My main interest topics are Computer Assisted Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Analysis and Ethnography of Communication. URL: http://www.ibu.edu.tr/akademik/sakayoglu . Yahoo ID = sakayoglu, Skype ID = sakayoglu, Second Life = Sedat Usher
This photo was taken in Drama course at Abant Izzet Baysal University. Fourth year students were preparing for a drama performance and when this photo was taken some of the students were on the stage and some were working for costumes, decoration and music.