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Seda Khadimally

California College of Communications (CalCC)
TESOL Instructor/Digital Learning Specialist
Santa Clara, CA
Seda Khadimally specializes in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and second language acquisition, with a focus on teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to speakers of other languages. She has designed, delivered, and evaluated instruction, by continuous use of educational technologies (both online and blended learning) as she has taught her diverse groups of learners for almost 14 years. She enjoys working with diverse populations, who come from various educational, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. During her academic studies both in the past and currently (i.e., her doctoral work), she has been involved in extensive scholarly work as a teacher, researcher, and a practitioner. During her teaching and academic career, she has referred to the American Psychological Association (APA) manual, which has been a solid guide to her, especially in her academic writing. She also teaches the fundamentals of scholarly writing techniques with APA to English language learners (ELLs) at colleges in the US. With an extensive international ESL teaching experience and practice with various educational technologies, combined with her previous and upcoming scholarly publications in her field, Seda has so far presented at regional, national, and international conferences that have involved the incorporation of technology into curriculum, particularly in ESL learning environments. Before moving to CA last year, she taught at the Intensive English Program (IEP) of Rice University in Houston, TX, following her previous employment at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education (DCE) Computer Facility as IT/Tech support to faculty and students. She is currently affiliated with California College of Communications (CalCC), serving both as an ESL instructor and a Digital Learning Specialist. She additionally serves as a reviewer on IGI Global, an internationally renowned publishing company, as well as on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Online Learning Research (JOLR), an international peer-reviewed publication of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Seda is an active member of the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) in addition to the California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) organization. She has recently joined the working group of the Mobile Training Implementation Framework (MoTIF), which is an innovative project of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ASL) organization. Seda earned her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate in Boston from Action in English (AIE) at the Olin Center Teacher Training Program. She also holds an international diploma in Business Administration at University of California at Berkeley, University Extension—she was awarded with distinction upon program completion. She additionally earned a certificate on successful completion of the English WIDE World online program developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), with specialization in Differentiating Instruction: Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners. Her other academic degrees include a BA in English Language & Literature at Istanbul University, an MEd in Educational Management & Control at Yeditepe University, and an ALM in Educational Technologies at Harvard University. She has currently been working on the completion of her EdD program in Educational Leadership with Specialization in Educational Technology at University of Phoenix. Among Seda’s passions are teaching ESL with digital technologies and sharing her expertise in this field with non-traditional, diverse undergraduate and/or graduate learners, in addition to reading literary works, watching movies—psychological thriller, in particular—and taking long walks in nature with her son, Ryan.