Prof. Dr. Meltem Huri Baturay
Prof. Dr. Meltem Huri Baturay received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Language Teaching from Gazi University. She completed her PhD in the field of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at Middle East Technical University. She published many articles in highly reputable international and SSCI indexed journals and worked as a researcher at an action in COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) which was supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. She also participated in TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) and Erasmus+ KA2 projects as a researcher. She studies on technology-assisted language teaching, use of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Education, Distance Education, and Design of Multimedia Enriched Teaching Materials. Currently, she is working as a faculty member and the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Atılım University.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Başal
Dr. Ahmet Başal, (Ph.D.) is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Sciences at Yildiz Technical University in Turkey. He worked at the English Language Teaching Department of the same university for 8 years and at Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus for a year. He also previously served as the co-manager in the Distance Education Centers of two different universities in Turkey. His research publications and research interests include teacher education, web‐based language learning and teaching, use of technology in language learning and teaching, instructional design, corpus linguistics, and language teaching materials development. He has authored and/or co-authored publications in well-known journals such as the British Journal of Educational Technology, Journal of Education and Teaching, Innovations in Education and Teaching International Journal, and Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.
FLIPPED LEARNING IN ELT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
Assist. Prof. Dr. Jerome Charles Bush
Dr. Jerome Charles Bush is an assistant professor at the department of English Language Teaching at MEF University. He has been working in the field of English Language Teaching since the late 1990s and has taught in America, Turkey, and Japan. He received his Ph.D. in English Language Education from Yeditepe university. The topic of his dissertation was “A Corpus Analysis of Economic Textbooks”. In addition to the Ph.D., he holds two master’s degrees from California State University. One is in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) and the other is an MBA in International Business. He has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum designer, consultant, and examiner. He has won several awards including one for Outstanding Academic Achievement in a graduate program in 2006, and the prestigious Sally Casanova pre-doctoral award in 2008, which included a paid trip to a conference in Las Vegas where he presented his research on plagiarism. He has presented at over 20 international and domestic conferences and conducted numerous workshops and trainings throughout Turkey. He has published 2 books, 5 book chapters, 6 academic articles in international journals, and 2 magazine articles. He sits on the review board for three academic journals: the TESOL Journal, the International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, and Innovational Research in ELT. His research interests include: discipline specific formulaic language, in-service teacher training, flipped learning, and advanced writing methodologies.
THE FUTURE OF FLIPPED LEARNING IN ENGLISH TEACHING
Assist. Prof. Dr. Pınar Ayyıldız
Dr. Pınar Ayyıldız is a translator/interpreter, sociologist, teacher trainer, language instructor and holds MA and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Educational Management. She worked as a testing member, head teacher, academic coordinator, dean of students and director of English preparatory school in higher education institutions. To date she has taught several courses in various faculties. She has worked on topics like Epistemology of Educational Sciences. She holds various academic memberships and is the reviewer/editor of international journals. She is an assistant professor of Management Information Systems Department and the director of Center of Research and Learning (CORaL) in Ankara Medipol University, Turkey.