Digital Literacies: Definitions, Theoretical and Pedagogical Frameworks

Digital L2 Writing Literacies - Directions for Classroom Practice - Ana Oskoz

Ana Oskoz [+-]
University of Maryland Baltimore County
View Website
Ana Oskoz is Professor of Spanish at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), USA. Her research is on the applications of technologies to language learning. In particular, it focuses on the use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and social tools to enhance the development of second language writing and intercultural competence development. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics. She is currently co-editor of CALICO Journal.
Idoia Elola [+-]
Texas Tech University
View Website
Idoia Elola is Associate Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University, USA. Her research focuses on second language writing, collaborative and individual writing when using social tools, digital literacy and the use of multimodal texts, Spanish heritage language learners’ writing processes, and revision and feedback. Her work has been published in national and international journals and specialized books.


Chapter 1 focuses on the challenges that L2 writing faces in the 21st century and discusses the implications of emerging digital literacies that become apparent in the interaction of tools and modes in the process of text creation. After defining the notion and function of digital literacies in the L2 writing context, the authors consider some of the challenges posed by the qualitative changes that social tools bring to the writing process. Contemporary notions of digital literacies and how they relate to emerging digital genres are reviewed, and the relevance of social tools in L2 writing and the need to recognize their distinct affordances are highlighted. The authors then present theoretical and pedagogical frameworks that can help L2 researchers and educators develop robust research and instructional practices in the area of digital literacies for writing.

Notify A Colleague


Oskoz, Ana; Elola, Idoia. Digital Literacies: Definitions, Theoretical and Pedagogical Frameworks. Digital L2 Writing Literacies - Directions for Classroom Practice. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 15-46 Oct 2020. ISBN 9781781796931. Date accessed: 07 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34286. Oct 2020

Dublin Core Metadata