Ahmet Başal

Ahmet Başal
Yildiz Technical University · Department of Educational Sciences

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Introduction
Ahmet BAŞAL, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Sciences at Yıldız Technical University in Turkey. His research publications and research interests include teacher education, program development, distance education, web-based language learning and teaching, the use of technology in language learning and teaching, and materials development.
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June 2012 - present
Yildiz Technical University
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TEN-ITEM SUMMARY 1. Educational technologies are beginning to be incorporated into educational settings more than ever along with the rapid advances in technology. 2. Web 2.0 is one of the emerging technologies that may support language learning and teaching. 3. Web 2.0 refers to a transformation, paving the way for increased collaboration, intera...
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Recently several studies have targeted the phenomenon of feedback-giving practices and reported that providing concise, accurate, and unintuitive feedback plays an important role in improving students’ writing. Giving feedback however can be challenging for language teachers, and they might need to consult strategies to provide students with accura...
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Teachers have a critical role in the fulfillment of educational objectives. One of the fundamental factors affecting teachers while doing their demanding job is their subjective well-being state. This study investigates the subjective well-being of high-school teachers in terms of work engagement and work-related need satisfaction. The mediator rol...
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Learning collocations poses difficulties for foreign language learners despite their importance for fluency in the target language. Collocation learning and teaching should therefore be an integral part of foreign language instruction. With a focus on the receptive knowledge of collocations, this 5-week-long pretest/posttest quasi-experimental stud...
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This study aims to investigate coping strategies that activate pessimism in the context of COVID 19. To this end, two sub-studies were conducted. In the first study, an exploratory factor analysis of coping with pessimistic events scale was conducted on 209 university students. It was found that students use strategies such as self-control, coping...
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Due to COVID 19, schools and universities all over the world have gone from full face-to-face lessons to online lessons. This short notice transition has come with many challenges for students including engagement with and affection for the lectures. This study aims to examine whether there is a significant difference between engagement and affecti...
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The use of digital badges has become increasingly common in educational settings as an alternative assessment tool, and they are linked with student motivation and integration of gamification elements into learning environments. This study explores the perceptions of pre-service English teachers at a university of the inclusion of digital badges in...
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Language and literature are difficult to separate since they are closely intertwined with strong bonds. Language teachers, we believe, have an important role in the inclusion of literature in language classes. In this context, the perception of language teachers and instructors are utmost importance in using literature in language teaching processe...
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Teknolojinin gelişmesine koşut olarak eğitim ortamlarında çeşitli teknolojik araçların kullanılması yaygınlaşmıştır. Son zamanlarda öğrenci motivasyonuna olası katkıları ve alternatif değerlendirme yaklaşımı olarak kullanılma potansiyeliyle dijital rozetlerle ilgili yapılan çalışmaların sayısı giderek artmaya başlamıştır. Söz konusu bu çalışmaların...
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Teknolojinin gelişmesine koşut olarak eğitim ortamlarında çeşitli teknolojik araçların kullanılması yaygınlaşmıştır. Son zamanlarda öğrenci motivasyonuna olası katkıları ve alternatif değerlendirme yaklaşımı olarak kullanılma potansiyeliyle dijital rozetlerle ilgili yapılan çalışmaların sayısı giderek artmaya başlamıştır. Söz konusu bu çalışmaların...
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Despite numerous attempts to evaluate language learning programs, longitudinal studies reevaluating the effectiveness of the previous evaluation is highly scarce. The purpose of this study is to investigate the preparatory school’s program evaluation (focusing particularly on reading, grammar and listening courses) based on the principles of Patton...
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Collocations are word combinations essential for achieving fluency in a given language. Considerable emphasis should therefore be placed on teaching collocations as a part of vocabulary instruction in language teaching. However, there is no current consensus on how best to teach collocations, and few studies have addressed the issue. This quasi-exp...
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Collocations are word combinations essential for achieving fluency in a given language. Considerable emphasis should therefore be placed on teaching collocations as a part of vocabulary instruction in language teaching. However, there is no current consensus on how best to teach collocations, and few studies have addressed the issue. This quasi-exp...
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A learning management system (LMS) is a software or Web-based technology used to facilitate learning by providing a platform enabling easy access to learning content and resources by the learner. In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of LMSs claiming to be the best in the market. However, most of the LMSs, if not all, are desig...
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A learning management system (LMS) is a software or Web-based technology used to facilitate learning by providing a platform enabling easy access to learning content and resources by the learner. In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of LMSs claiming to be the best in the market. However, most of the LMSs, if not all, are desig...
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Mastery of idiomatic expressions by foreign language learners is often equated with the fluency of native speakers of that language. However, learning these idiomatic expressions is one of the significant problems experienced by learners. The present quasi-experimental study conducted over four weeks in the ELT department of a Turkish university ai...
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Mastery of idiomatic expressions by foreign language learners is often equated with the fluency of native speakers of that language. However, learning these idiomatic expressions is one of the significant problems experienced by learners. The present quasi-experimental study conducted over four weeks in the ELT department of a Turkish university ai...
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Smartphones are increasingly becoming an ordinary part of our daily lives. With their remarkable capacity, applications used in these devices are extremely varied. In terms of language teaching, the use of these applications has opened new windows of opportunity, innovatively shaping the way instructors teach and students learn. This 4 week-long st...
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In language classrooms all over the world, textbooks are the most dominant teaching and learning materials. In these books, illustrations occupy a prominent place in teaching and learning processes. This qualitative study aims to investigate the frequency of occurrence and functions of illustrations in English course books. Four course books (5th,...
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English and Turkish Large vocabulary knowledge is important in terms of competency in a foreign language. Various methods and techniques are used in foreign language teaching. Despite the proliferation of studies on teaching Turkish as a foreign language in recent years, there are still serious shortcomings in this area. One of them is the inadequ...
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Sektör Dışından Bir Dil Eğitimcisinin Gözüyle Havacılıkta İngilizce Eğitimi
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Bu çalışma kapsamında tanıtılan projenin amacı İngilizce öğretmenlerine, Web 2.0 araçlarını derslerine nasıl entegre edeceklerini uygulamalı olarak aktarmak ve teknoloji entegrasyonu sağlayacak bilgileri ve becerileri kazandırmaktır. Bu noktada Web 2.0 araçları iki yönde kullanılmıştır. 1) Sınıf içi ve sınıf dışı kullanılacak dijital ders materyal...
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ABSTRACT Today, the rapid advances in technology have been drastically changing and shaping the way humans live. In line with these developments, the use of technology in education has been on the increase and language education is no exception. Therefore, the expectations from language teachers have been changing. As expected from all teachers of...
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Alongside the rise of educational technology, many teachers have been taking gradual but innovative steps to redesign their teaching methods. For example, in flipped learning or a flipped classroom, students watch instructional videos outside the classroom and do assignments or engage in activities inside the classroom. Language teachers are one gr...
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With the growing availability of educational technologies, informing future teachers about the use of such technologies in their classrooms has become essential, particularly for language teachers. Integrating these technologies into the curriculum of language teaching education programs is more appropriate than simply sharing information with pre-...
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The study aims to discover whether audio or video modality in a listening test is more beneficial to test takers. In this study, the posttest-only control group design was utilized and quantitative data were collected in order to measure participant performances concerning two types of modality (audio or video) in a listening test. The participants...
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Language education is important in the rapidly changing world. Every year much effort has spent on preparing teaching materials for language education. Since positive attitudes of learners towards a teaching material enhance the effectiveness of that material, it is important to determine the attitudes of learners towards the material used. Learnin...
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(Investigation Of The Perceptions Of Pre-Service Turkish Teachers Towards Web 2.0 Tools )
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Learning a foreign language involves more than mastering the language in question linguistically. Since culture and language are inseparable in their essence, any coursebook developed for foreign language teaching should take into consideration the cultural aspects of the language to be taught. The current study aims to investigate two language cou...
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Foreign language education in Turkey has been criticized as being not entirely functional throughout the literature. Implementing effective teaching materials into the foreign language learning environments may serve as a solution to the problem. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of learning objects (LOs), cutting-edge materials,...
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Aiming to develop a model seeking to investigate the direct effects of personality types on internet addiction, this study was set and tested on tertiary level students receiving education within two learning modes: face to face and distance education. The participants of the study, selected through maximum variety method within purposive sampling,...
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The advances in technology and rapid spread of internet pave the way for using technology in language classes more easily. Enriching online or traditional language education with the use of authoring tools is an important aspect in presenting the content to language learners more effectively. Both online and traditional language education have some...
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Scientific writing is traditionally thought to be impersonal. Therefore, it is not surprising for academicians to see the encouragement of the use of impersonal constructions in scientific articles by most of style manuals. This study is based on an investigation of the use of first person pronouns in journal articles. In many of such scientific ar...
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E-learning has made rapid strides in recent years. Variety of tools supporting blended and online education systems paves the way for the development of e-learning. One of the main tools used in e-learning to support learning is, undoubtedly, asynchronous task-based online discussion groups or discussion board. Existing e-learning platforms (open s...
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Language education is important in the rapidly changing world. Every year much effort has spent on preparing teaching materials for language education. Since positive attitudes of learners towards a teaching material enhance the effectiveness of that material, it is important to determine the attitudes of learners towards the material used. Learnin...
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The internet presents a huge variety of web pages to be used for learning and increasing students' knowledge. There are countless web sites available on the internet most of which can be useful for educational purposes if they are predetermined with care to be fitted the chosen course content. In this study, we tried to integrate predetermined web...
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Internet, gradually increasing its value in educational environments nowadays, is accepted to lead the web based education environments with semantic web applications, web mining and artificial nerve network. In web-based environments, hidden programme is needed to meet the needs of students emerging in the process. In this study, it is aimed to de...

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to investigate the effectiveness of using online tools in teaching collocations.