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Call for papers: Technology in the teaching and assessment of writing

The teaching and assessment of writing is considered one of the most demanding tasks for the language teacher. Technology has played a significant role in facilitating these tasks, for example through the use of electronic dictionaries, automated writing evaluation, the use of corpora and numerous innovations over the last four decades. However, more recent technological developments have not been investigated for their affordances to the field of writing instruction to the same degree. For example, whereas the potential befits of mobile technologies, digital gaming, learning analytics and digital storytelling (to name only a few) have been widely documented for other domains, the same cannot be said for the teaching and assessment of writing. This special issue thus calls for papers that will fill this gap. We are looking specifically for papers that have practical implications for language teachers and learners.

Main Themes:

  • Mobile technologies and writing
  • Gamification in teaching and assessing writing
  • Writing in social networking
  • Learning analytics and the study of writing
  • Innovative approaches to the teaching and assessment of writing

Guest Editors:

Hayo Reinders, Anaheim University, USA and Unitec, New Zealand,

Hassan Mohebbi, European Knowledge Development Institute,

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 20, 2020

Full Paper Submission Deadline for Accepted proposals: April 10, 2021

Review Result Notification: May 01, 2021

Publication Date: June, 2021

Abstract Submission Guideline:

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract (150-200 words) including title, abstract, and three to five keywords to the following email address: or

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    58 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    58 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    139 days from submission to acceptance
    31 days from acceptance to publication

    6 Altmetric mentions

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