Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist . He received awards from the British Council, the Times Higher and the University of Westminster for his work in the use of ICT in education. He is especially known for his  work in using technology to enhance feedback and his experiments with screen capture technology.  He was a Principal Educational Technologist at the University of Warwick and the University of Westminster.


Ismail Hakki Erten is a professor at Hacettepe University. He worked as a visiting professor at Exeter Univetsity where he initially received his PhD. His research interests are learning strategies, teacher education. 


It is with heartfelt sadness that Professor Ismail Hakkı ERTEN who was to deliver his speech at the conference, has suddenly passed away. All of us in the department and the university, convey our deepest condolences to his family. 

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Esim Gürsoy is currently an associate professor in the ELT Department of Uludağ University, Turkey. Dr. Gürsoy holds a bachelor's degree in ELT from Uludağ University, Turkey; a maste's of education degree in Teacher Education from Ohio University, USA, and a doctoral degree in ELT from Anadolu University, Turkey. She offers courses on teaching English to young learners at the graduate and undergraduate level. Some of Dr. Gürsoy’s professional interests include foreign language teaching to young learners, language teacher education, teaching practice, and integration of SRT topics, such as environmental education, to foreign language teaching and teacher education.


Paavo H.T. Leppänen, PhD, Research Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Education and Psychology, is Professor of psychology and dyslexia research at the Department of Psychology at University of Jyväskylä (JYU) and the head of the EEG and cognitive psychology laboratories of Department of Psychology (JYU). He has long experience in the research of learning disorders, especially reading and reading difficulties and related cognitive risk factors using both brain event-related potential (ERP) and behavioral research methods with infant, child and adult populations. He currently conducts and directs research in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience using MEG and EEG techniques, and those combined with eye-tracking and behavioral methodology. His research themes include digital and Internet reading, psycholinguistics, reading, dyslexia, attention and language difficulties, and problems in foreign/ second language learning, their risk factors and brain basis.


Donald Staub has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University (EMU), and an MA (TESOL) and BA (Literature) from Michigan State University. Dr. Staub is a trained CEA reviewer and has significant accreditation experience in working with institutions that have been accredited by NCA, SACS, and CAEP. His primary research interests lie in EFL quality assurance, student retention, and delivery of English medium instruction, and he has recent book chapters on quality assurance in EFL programs as well as quality assurance in ESP programs.