Feb 28

The concurrent sessions during the  ?2nd SL Techno Instructor Mini-Conference? on 23rd February 2012  aimed to provide the participants with practical ideas and free WEB 2.0 tools to be exploited in their teaching contexts.

It was organised by Online Learning Support Project Team and Curriculum Team. Contributions from other colleagues at SL , thanks to Merve Karabulut, Nezaket Özgirin, Sharon Turner and Tülin Süral, turned the event into a rewarding developmental experience.

The session details and handouts can be found below:

Adam Simpson:


In this session, Adam Simpson demonstrated a speed reading development tool ‘eyercize’, a tool which allows you to add your own text and set the speed at which you wish to read it. The session briefly looked at the theory of speed reading so as to enable teachers to guide learners in the use of this resource.

How can we help our students develop their reading speed

Recorded summary of the session can be found here.

Tülin Süral

Teaching the digital generation: Using online newspapers

In this session Tülin Süral presented how working with on-line English language newspapers could be used as powerful tools in the language classroom to develop an aptitude to read and respond critically.



Merve Karabulut

How to Explore ?Can/Do? statements using Technology & other visual aids

In this session, Merve Karabulut shared an alternative way of applying ?can/do? statements in an adult university students setting by actively using modern technology and a variety of visual aids.


Section 1 week 1

Section 2 week 1

Nezaket Özgirin

What do you do with all the resources, websites, useful links for different purposes and different levels?

In this workshop, Nezaket Özgirin shared her experiences on how to use an online folder system for both instructors and learners.

Prezi on livebinders by nezaket

Sharon Turner

Shh it’s a secret. Constructive Facebook Use in the Classroom

In this session, Sharon Turner showed how to explore Facebook Groups as a dynamic educational tool.

Evrim Uysal & Tanju Deveci

I want to use my Section SUCourse (more actively) this semester

In this session, Evrim Uysal and Tanju Deveci  showed the tools available on section SUCourses and the participants will be guided on how to upload materials and how to manage their SUCourse more actively.


Sibel Taşkın Şimşek & Okan Bölükbaş

How to Provide Audio Feedback to Student Recordings

In this session, Sibel Taşkın Şimşek and Okan Bölükbaş  showed how to do sound recording using Web 2.0 tools in order to give feedback to students? speaking task recordings.


audioboo cheatsheet

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