Ph.D., Department of Language Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., 2003.
B.A., Department of Translation and Interpretation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1997.
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Using Computer Technology for Instructional Purposes
English for Specific Purposes
Materials Evaluation and Development
Bener, E., & Yıldız, S. (In Press). The use of blog activities to promote reflection in an ELT practicum. Australian Journal of Teacher Education.
Yıldız, S. (2018) "Limited access environments", in The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, First Edition. Edited by John I. Liontas (Project Editor: Margo DelliCarpini; Greg Kessler), Hoboken, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Akıncı, M., Yıldız, S. (2017). Effectiveness of corpus consultation in teaching verb+noun collocations to advanced ELT students. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 3(1), 93-111.
Aydin, Z., Yildiz, S. (2014). Use of wikis to promote collaborative writing in EFL. Language Learning and Technology, 18(1), 160-180.
Altun, N.E., Yildiz, S. (2013). Effects of different types of tasks on junior ELT students’ use of communication strategies in computer-mediated communication. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 3(2), 17-40.
Yıldız, S., & Tatar, S. (2012). The use of multimedia computers in Turkish classrooms: Perceptions of foreign language teachers. In Y. Bayyurt & Y. Bektaş-Çetinkaya (Eds.), Research Perspectives on Teaching and Learning English in Turkey: Policies and Practices (pp. 253−269). Peter Lang.
Tatar, S. & Yıldız, S. (2010). Empowering nonnative-English speaking teachers in the classroom. In A. Mahboob (Ed.), The NNEST lens: Non native English speakers in TESOL (pp. 114−128). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Yıldız, S. & Tatar, S. (2010). Overcoming limited instructional planning and vision in Turkish schools. In J. Egbert (Ed.), CALL in limited technology contexts (pp. 201−213). Texas: Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO).
Yıldız, S. (2009). Social presence in the web-based classroom: Implications for intercultural communication. Journal of Studies in International Education, 13(1), 46-65.
Yıldız, S. (2007). Critical issues: Limited technology contexts. In J. Egbert & E. Hanson-Smith (Eds.). CALL environments: Research, practice and critical issues (second edition). (pp. 140-160). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.
Paulus, T.M., Horvitz, B., Shi, M., Yıldız, S. & Siegel, M. (2004). Instructional systems technology (IST) core working in teams. A wisdom tools scenario. TechTrends, 48(4), 60-61.
Yıldız, S. & Bichelmeyer, B.A. (2003). Exploring the electronic forum participation and interaction by EFL speakers in two web-based graduate level courses. Distance Education, 24(2), 175-193.
Yıldız, S. & Chang, C. (2003). Case studies of distance students' perceptions of participation and interaction in three asynchronous web-based conferencing classes in the U.S. The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 4(2). Also available at: http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/tojde10/articles/senem.htm
Yıldız, S. (October, 2016). Using multimedia storybooks in teaching vocabulary. Paper presented at E-factor: English Education Empowerment & Emotivation Conference, Naples, Italy.
Fuchs, C., & Yıldız, S. (March, 2015). Preparing for the unexpected: Exploiting teaching moments in telecollaboration. Paper presented at 7th Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Conference, New York, USA.
Yıldız, S. (November, 2014). Evaluating mobile apps for language learning. Workshop presented at 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Kadir Has University, İstanbul.
Yıldız, S. (June, 2012). Use of iPad applications to introduce English as a foreign language to young Turkish learners. Paper presented at CALICO Conference, University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
Yıldız, S. (March, 2012). Young Turkish learners’ first encounter with English as a foreign language through mobile devices. Paper presented at IADIS International Mobile Learning Conference, Berlin, Germany.
Tatar, S., & Yıldız, S. (August, 2010). Underuse of technology: Perspectives of Turkish teachers of English. Paper presented at 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe: Budapest, Hungary.
Erkunt, H., Erçetin, G., & Yıldız, S. (2008, May). Developing electronic portfolios in a computer supported collaborative learning environment: A case study with pre-service ELT Teachers. Paper presented at the 8th International Educational Technology Conference, Eskişehir, Turkey.
Yıldız, S. (April 2007). Overcoming barriers and misconceptions in promoting effective CALL integration. Paper presented at 5th ELT Conference: Technology CALLs You, Ankara University, Ankara.
Altun, N.E., & Yıldız, S. (September 2006). Communication strategy use of EFL speakers in synchronous CMC environment. Paper presented at EUROCALL Conference, Granada, Spain.
Yıldız, S. (May 2006). Latest technology: Why have it if you can’t use it? Paper presented at CALICO Conference, Hawaii, USA.
Kartal, G., Yıldız, S., & İnelmen, E. (June 2005). IT-integrated lifelong learning program for teachers: A first draft. Paper presented at EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network) Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
Yıldız, S. (April 2005). Social presence through textual communication: Discourse analysis of EFL speakers. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Kartal, G., Yıldız, S., & İnelmen, E. (February 2005). Bilişim teknolojilerinin yüksek öğretimde kullanımı: BT destekli bir öğretim modeli. Paper presented at Akademik Bilişim 2005 Conference, Gaziantep University, Turkey.
Yıldız, S. (July 2004). Participation and social presence of EFL speaking international students in two web-based courses. Paper presented at EARLI’s JURE (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
Yıldız, S. (May 2004). Educational research and use of technology in Foreign Language Education Department at Boğaziçi University. Paper presented at Irmak INGED Day: Innovations in ELT Conference, İstanbul, Turkey.
Paulus, T., Boling, E., Shi, M., Horvitz, B., & Yıldız, S. (October 2003). Effectiveness of a web-based scenario learning experience in the context of a graduate instructional design course. Paper presented at the Annual AECT Convention, Anaheim, California, USA
Yıldız, S., & Tatar, S. (October 2002). First year Turkish graduate students’ academic difficulties at a U.S. university. Paper presented at the meeting of the Interchanges & Exchanges: Current Trends in ELT, Ankara, Turkey.
Yıldız, S. (October 2002). Experience the WebQuest: An inquiry-based internet activity in your classroom. Paper presented at the meeting of the Interchanges & Exchanges: Current Trends in ELT, Ankara, Turkey.
Tatar, S., & Yıldız, S. (October 2002). Requests by Turkish and American speakers of English. Paper presented at the International Conference on World Englishes: Perspectives into the 21st Century, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Yıldız, S. (October 2000). Speaking anxiety of Turkish graduate students. Paper presented at the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Individual Learner Differences and Instructed Second Language Acquisition (Project Team Member, Start-Up Project Funded by Bogaziçi University Research Fund, 2017-present)
The potential contribution of multimedia digital storybooks and other language teaching materials on Turkish preschool children’s foreign language learning (Project Director, Funded by Bogaziçi University Research Fund, 2011- 2015).
English language teachers’ use of computer technology in elementary and secondary schools in İstanbul (Project Director, Funded by Bogaziçi University Research Fund, 2005-2007).
The Effect of Corpora Use on the Teaching of Collocations in English (Project Director, Funded by Bogaziçi University Research Fund, 2008 - 2011).
Eight year basic educational reform in Turkish educational system and quality in foreign language education (Project Team Member, Funded by TÜBİTAK, 2005 - 2010).
English language teachers’ profile in elementary and secondary level schools in İstanbul and identification of criteria for teacher recruitment (Project Team Member, Funded by Bogaziçi University Research Fund, 2006 - 2011).
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT
Research Methods in TEFL Boğaziçi University
Study and Research Skills Boğaziçi University
TEFL: Reading and Writing Boğaziçi University
Materials Evaluation and Preparation in EFL Boğaziçi University
GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT
Computer Assisted Language Learning online course Indiana University
English for Specific Purposes online course Indiana University
Research Methods in TEFL Boğaziçi University
Program Evaluation Boğaziçi University
Educational Technology in English Language Education Boğaziçi University
SUPERVISION OF M.A. THESES
Konuk, İ. (ongoing). The Effect of L1 versus L2 Glosses on Incidental Vocabulary Learning and Retention. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.
Aydoğan, S. (2016). Task Orientation and Vocabulary Knowledge Type: How Do They Relate to Collocational Knowledge? M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.
Bener, E. (2015). The Use of Reflective Blog Tasks in a Blended Practice Teaching Course. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.
Aydın, Z. (2011). Enhanced Collaboration in Foreign Language Education: Use of Wikis in Collaborative Learning Projects. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.
Bilgin, H. (2010). The Effects of a Learning Management System on the Achievement of University EFL Students. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.
Akıncı, M. (2009). Effectiveness of Corpus Consultancy in Teaching Verb+Noun Collocations to First Year ELT Students. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.
Altun, N.E. (2006). Effects of Different Types of Tasks on Junior ELT Students’ Use of Communication Strategies in Computer-Mediated Communication. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.
Member of the Coordination Committee of 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2014) to be held in November 3-5, 2014 in Istanbul.
Member of Coordination Committee of TESOL Symposium on Dual Language Education: Teaching and Learning Two Languages in the EFL Setting. September 23, 2005. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Member of Coordination Committee and participant of Summer Institute on Academic Writing organized by Boğaziçi University and Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, 12-23 July 2004, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul.
Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)