Writing between the Lines: Acquiring Writing Skills and Digital Literacies through Social Tools
Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice - Nike Arnold
Idoia Elola [+]
Texas Tech University
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.
Ana Oskoz [+]
University of Maryland Baltimore County
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.
The presence of digital tools, such as wikis, blogs, Twitter, or digital story software in the L2 classroom, has shaped the act of writing in ways unthinkable a few years ago. This chapter discusses the relevance of these tools in the development of multimodal digital genres and provides specific examples.