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Sert, Olcay, PhD
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Sert, O. & Li, L. (2017). A Qualitative Study on CALL Knowledge and Materials Design: Insights From Pre-Service EFL Teachers. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING, 7(3), 73-87.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Qualitative Study on CALL Knowledge and Materials Design: Insights From Pre-Service EFL Teachers
2017 (English)In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING, ISSN 2155-7098, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 73-87Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study investigates how academic coursework and formal learning of instructional technology and materials design help pre-service English language teachers' development of critical knowledge of CALL materials. The participants are 111 pre-service English language teachers enrolled in a TEFL programme at a Turkish University. Throughout a 14-week semester, these participants learn to design a variety of CALL materials including online teaching tools and a set of Web 2.0 tools. The article explores the skills and knowledge of pre-service teachers on the design and development of audio-visual web-based activities, through qualitative content analysis of their written reflections. The analyses of reflections on practice have revealed that these teachers demonstrate strong and critical understanding of CALL in enriching authenticity, enhancing motivation, facilitating language learning, and providing multimodal resources. They also display great awareness of instructional knowledge, in particular, in the design and interface of technology to facilitate learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IGI GLOBAL, 2017
Keyword
CALL Knowledge, EFL, Qualitative, Reflection, Teacher Education
National Category
Learning Didactics Pedagogy
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37196 (URN)10.4018/IJCALLT.2017070105 (DOI)000413268500005 ()
Available from: 2017-11-07 Created: 2017-11-07 Last updated: 2017-12-29Bibliographically approved
Sert, O. (2017). Creating opportunities for L2 learning in a prediction activity. System (Linköping), 70, 14-25.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating opportunities for L2 learning in a prediction activity
2017 (English)In: System (Linköping), ISSN 0346-251X, E-ISSN 1879-3282, Vol. 70, p. 14-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In addressing teacher talk and its role in providing opportunities for learning in L2 classrooms, a growing number of studies have investigated different ways teachers manage learner initiatives and demonstrate L2 Classroom Interactional Competence. However, despite their commonness in L2 classrooms, an investigation into pre-listening/watching activities (e.g. prediction activities) is scarce in terms of how learning opportunities are created. Based on a corpus of fourteen 45-min EFL classes videotaped at a secondary school in Turkey, the current paper explores the ways student engagement is enhanced and learning opportunities are enacted in pre-watching activities in meaning and fluency contexts. Drawing on the analyses of detailed transcriptions of such activities and utilizing the micro-analytic lens of multimodal conversation analysis, it is revealed that the teacher creates opportunities for language learning by successfully managing learner initiatives and emergent knowledge gaps; evidenced through the appropriate use of resources like embedded correction, embodied repair, and embodied explanations. Evidence for potential language learning will be shown by tracking students’ use of a phrase in meaningful communicative events. The findings have implications for research on L2 classroom interaction, teacher talk, and instructed language learning. 

Keyword
Prediction activities, Conversation analysis, L2 classroom interaction, Learning opportunities, Learner initiatives, CIC
National Category
Learning Didactics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37588 (URN)10.1016/j.system.2017.08.008 (DOI)000412685700002 ()
Available from: 2017-12-28 Created: 2017-12-28 Last updated: 2017-12-28Bibliographically approved
Balaman, U. & Sert, O. (2017). Development of L2 interactional resources for online collaborative task accomplishment. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 30(7), 601-630.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development of L2 interactional resources for online collaborative task accomplishment
2017 (English)In: Computer Assisted Language Learning, ISSN 0958-8221, E-ISSN 1744-3210, Vol. 30, no 7, p. 601-630Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Technology-mediated task environments have long been considered integral parts of L2 learning and teaching processes. However, the interactional resources that the learners deploy to complete tasks in these environments have remained largely unexplored due to an overall focus on task design and outcomes rather than task engagement processes. With this gap in mind, we set out to describe the emergence, development, and diversification of L2 (English) interactional resources oriented to task completion using conversation analysis for the examination of 13hours of screen-recorded online task-oriented interactions collected over 18 weeks. The focal tasks in the study have been designed as emergent information-gap tasks that require the participants to maintain progressivity by both displaying their own and converging with their co-participants’ dynamic knowledgeability for task completion purposes. A longitudinal investigation into task engagement processes has demonstrated that the participants fail to display their knowledge congruently and they repeatedly disrupt the progressivity of task-oriented interaction in earlier weeks. However, an observable diversification of interactional resources for collaborative task accomplishment has been recorded in later weeks, which demonstrates the development of interactional competence over time. These findings bring insights into interactional competence, epistemics, and CALL with special reference to technology-mediated TBLT.

National Category
Interaction Technologies General Language Studies and Linguistics Learning
Research subject
Didactics; Innovation and Design; Computer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37591 (URN)10.1080/09588221.2017.1334667 (DOI)000416024100002 ()2-s2.0-85020289497 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-28 Created: 2017-12-28 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Sert, O., Kunitz, S. & Markee, N. (2017). Editorial. Classroom Discourse, 8(3), 191-193.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial
2017 (English)In: Classroom Discourse, ISSN 1946-3014, E-ISSN 1946-3022, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 191-193Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2017
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38014 (URN)10.1080/19463014.2017.1379284 (DOI)000418891200001 ()
Available from: 2018-01-11 Created: 2018-01-11 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Balaman, U. & Sert, O. (2017). Local Contingencies in L2 Tasks: A Comparison of Context-Sensitive Interactional Achievements across Two Different Task Types. Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, 10(3), 9-27.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Local Contingencies in L2 Tasks: A Comparison of Context-Sensitive Interactional Achievements across Two Different Task Types
2017 (English)In: Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, ISSN 2013-6196, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 9-27Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent research on L2 interaction and interactional competencies shows that L2 learners deploy a great diversity of interactional resources and adapt their talk to context-sensitive differences in various institutional settings. Although there is a growing interest in how these resources vary in different settings, comparative investigations into the interactional mechanisms in different contexts is scarce. With this mind, using Conversation Analysis, this study sets out to provide a snapshot of how a focal L2 learner manifests an observable diversity in task openings of a face-to-face discussion task and an online emergent information gap task. We focus on the first encounters with these two task types and settings and describe participant orientations to context-sensitive conduct on a turn-by-turn basis. The findings demonstrate differences in turn taking, allocation and design as well as in action formation, thus contributing to L2 interactional competence research based on comparative analyses of two single cases.

Keyword
Conversation analysis, task-oriented interaction, L2 interactional competence, context sensitivity, task types
National Category
Learning General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36754 (URN)2-s2.0-85036578477 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-10-17 Created: 2017-10-17 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Ziegler, G., Durus, N., Sert, O. & Family, N. (2015). Analyzing ELT in the European Arena: Multilingual Practices (1ed.). In: Christopher Joseph Jenks and Paul Seedhouse (Ed.), International Perspectives on ELT Classroom Interaction: (pp. 188-207). Palgrave Macmillan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analyzing ELT in the European Arena: Multilingual Practices
2015 (English)In: International Perspectives on ELT Classroom Interaction / [ed] Christopher Joseph Jenks and Paul Seedhouse, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 1, p. 188-207Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 Edition: 1
National Category
Didactics Learning Pedagogy General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37602 (URN)10.1057/9781137340733 (DOI)978-1-137-34073-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-28 Created: 2017-12-28 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Sert, O. (2015). Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse (1ed.). Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse
2015 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. p. 208 Edition: 1
National Category
Didactics Learning Pedagogy General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37601 (URN)9780748692644 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-28 Created: 2017-12-28 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Sert, O. & Jacknick, C. M. (2015). Student smiles and the negotiation of epistemics in L2 classrooms. Journal of Pragmatics, 77, 97-112.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Student smiles and the negotiation of epistemics in L2 classrooms
2015 (English)In: Journal of Pragmatics, ISSN 0378-2166, E-ISSN 1879-1387, Vol. 77, p. 97-112Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the interactional unfolding of student smiles in instructed language learning settings drawing on data from both English as a Second Language and as a Foreign Language classrooms. Conversational actions performed by participants through ‘smiles’ is an under-researched area, especially in classroom settings where teachers’ and students’ smiles may serve different functions due to the institutional nature of ongoing interactions. To address this research gap, we aim at investigating the interactional unfolding of student smiles in English language classrooms based on 16 h of video-recordings in Luxembourg and 45 h of video-recordings in the US. Taking a conversation-analytic approach, we show how participants use smiles to index and resolve interactional trouble. Our analysis shows that smiles and epistemic issues in the classroom are intricately connected, and in the case of interactional trouble related to epistemic access, student smiles serve to maintain affiliation and to promote the progressivity of talk. The findings of the paper have implications for understanding the interactional unfolding of smiles in institutional interaction in general, and in classroom interaction in particular.

National Category
Didactics Learning Pedagogy General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37592 (URN)10.1016/j.pragma.2015.01.001 (DOI)000350089500007 ()2-s2.0-84921880976 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-28 Created: 2017-12-28 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Sert, O. (2013). ‘Epistemic status check’ as an interactional phenomenon in instructed learning settings. Journal of Pragmatics, 45(1), 13-28.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Epistemic status check’ as an interactional phenomenon in instructed learning settings
2013 (English)In: Journal of Pragmatics, ISSN 0378-2166, E-ISSN 1879-1387, Vol. 45, no 1, p. 13-28Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores the interactional unfolding of ‘epistemic status check’ (ESC) (e.g. ‘no idea?’, or ‘you don’t know?’), which is a frequently observed feature of teacher talk in language classrooms. The paper aims at contributing to the literature of institutional interaction and classroom discourse by introducing and defining ‘ESCs’, which also will indirectly be conducive to expanding the scope of the idea of epistemic engine (Heritage, 2012a,b). An ESC can be defined as a speaker’s interpretation of another interactant’s state of knowledge, which (in the case of classrooms) can be initiated in order to pursue certain pedagogical goals when a second-pair part of an adjacency pair is delayed. It is employed subsequent to inter-turn gaps (Schegloff, 2007) that are accompanied by non-verbal cues. The study draws on 16 h of video-recorded interactions in two English language classrooms in a public school in Luxembourg. The participants are adolescent multilingual students, aged between 15 and 18, and a local teacher. The analysis was carried out using conversation analysis, by also drawing on the use of multi-semiotic resources including gaze directions, gestures, and body orientations. The findings show that teachers treat these embodied actions as displays of insufficient knowledge in classroom talk-in-interaction, and initiate ESCs subsequent to certain student non-verbal cues including gaze withdrawals, long silences, and headshakes. These displays of insufficient knowledge were found to be visual resources that the teacher uses in order to move the classroom activity forward, by first initiating an ESC, and then by allocating the turn to another student. These findings have implications for the analysis of ‘claims of insufficient knowledge’ (e.g. ‘I don’t know’) in general and their management in instructed learning environments in particular. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

National Category
Didactics Learning Pedagogy General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37597 (URN)10.1016/j.pragma.2012.10.005 (DOI)000314327500002 ()2-s2.0-84871617807 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-28 Created: 2017-12-28 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Sert, O. (2013). Integrating digital video analysis software into language teacher education: insights from conversation analysis. In: AKDENIZ LANGUAGE STUDIES CONFERENCE: . Paper presented at AKDENIZ LANGUAGE STUDIES CONFERENCE 2012 (pp. 231-238). , 70.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrating digital video analysis software into language teacher education: insights from conversation analysis
2013 (English)In: AKDENIZ LANGUAGE STUDIES CONFERENCE, 2013, Vol. 70, p. 231-238Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study aims at contributing to the development of language teacher education programmes in Turkey by integrating Conversation Analysis into the current curriculum. This short paper will argue for the use of digital video analysis software, namely Transana,in order to improve teachers’ Classroom Interactional Competence. It will be suggested that by critically reflecting on video-recordings, teachers will develop a better understanding of the relationship between their language use and the learning opportunities they give to their students. It will also be argued that Transana, compared to audio-software, brings certain advantages to the training process, since it enables users to observe multimodal resources (e.g. body language) employed during classroom interaction. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Series
Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, ISSN 1877-0428
Keyword
Conversation Analysis, Multimodality, Language Teacher Education, Classroom Interactional Competence, Digital Video Analysis Software
National Category
Didactics Pedagogy General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37596 (URN)10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.059 (DOI)
Conference
AKDENIZ LANGUAGE STUDIES CONFERENCE 2012
Note

Akdeniz Language Studies Conference, Antalya, TURKEY, MAY 09-12, 2012

Available from: 2017-12-28 Created: 2017-12-28 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
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