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

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

Coming to Terms with 21st Century L2 Writing and Digital Literacy

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

Ana Oskoz [+-]
University of Maryland Baltimore County
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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
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Idoia Elola is 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.

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In Chapter 7, Oskoz and Elola reflect on current digital tools while also anticipating new and unknown ones and restate what they believe are the most significant points of the book. These include the aim of helping L2 students become successful communicators, encouraging L2 instructors to address issues of identity in their pedagogy, and the need to close the digital divide that reflects current social inequality. The authors pose questions to L2 instructors that are designed to encourage moving from abstract concepts to more tangible and practical applications. The chapter concludes with a model of practice to help L2 practitioners and researchers develop new instructional tasks for a more interconnected, globalized (but still localized), and digitally multimodal world. The chapter calls for envisioning what a new language practitioner will look like in a future of digital literacies and technologies, and it offers some final questions for reflection.

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Oskoz, Ana; Elola, Idoia. Coming to Terms with 21st Century L2 Writing and Digital Literacy. Digital L2 Writing Literacies - Directions for Classroom Practice. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 203-230 Sep 2020. ISBN 9781781796931. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34292. Date accessed: 27 Nov 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34292. Sep 2020

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