The integration of technology into language teaching and learning gradually becomes a norm in the digital age. The increasing demand of online education warrants the need of developing and evaluating online teaching materials that meet the needs of learners of different levels of digital literacy skills and that provide the appropriate amount of comprehensive input to language learners, especially those who are limited in L1 literacy and are socio-economically disadvantaged. The scholars in the Applied Linguistics lab endeavor to implement innovative technology-assisted practices in the language teacher education classes and to train pre-/in-service teachers to develop appropriate online materials and deliver effective online instructions. Dr. Cheng and Dr. Li have published their work on innovative instructional practices with pre-/in-service teachers, such as screencast video feedback and multimodal pedagogy in teacher education classes. Dr. Li serves as the editor of the Language Teacher Education & Technology forum for the renowned journal Language Learning & Technology.

  • Cheng, D. & Li, M. (2020). Screencast video feedback in online classes. Computers and Composition, 58, 102612.
  • Li, M. (2020). Multimodal pedagogy in TESOL teacher education: Students' perspectives. System, 94, 102337.
  • Li, M. & Dell-Jones, J. (2023). The same content, different products: TESOL students’ linguistic knowledge representations in a multimodal project. Computers and Composition, 67, 102754.

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