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Spotlight on... New technologies and feedback in language assessment

14:00-16:00 (UK Time) 11th June 2021

The  second in the new BAAL TEASIG webinar series shone a Spotlight on New technologies and feedback in language assessment.


We were delighted to welcome Dr Jim Ranalli from Iowa State University, USA as our invited speaker.

Invited speaker

DR JIM RANALLI (Iowa State University, USA)

New technologies for feedback on, and assessment of, L2 writing

In this presentation, I share my recent work on technologies being used to provide automated feedback on, and facilitating new forms of assessment of, L2 writing. This includes evaluations of the popular and ubiquitous commercial tool Grammarly, conducted from various user-centric perspectives; and proof-of-concept work on the application of process-tracing technologies (i.e., keystroke logging and eye-tracking) for diagnostic and formative assessment in ESL writing classrooms.

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14:00 (UK time)

  - Welcomes

  - Invited speaker: Dr Jim Ranalli: New technologies for feedback on, and assessment of, L2 writing

#3 minutes

  -  Student and professional researchers present ongoing and proposed research

Open discussion

  - Informal discussion on the topics covered in the webinar and additional thoughts and comments from the audience

16:00 (UK time)

  - Close



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Would you like to present in the webinar?

If you are a student or researcher and would like to receive supportive and constructive feedback from the audience on a research question you are working on, please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you! Your presentation opportunity will consist of:

  • 3 minutes to present your ideas and a question for feedback using up to 3 slides

  • 5 minutes to discuss your research question together.


If you would like to discuss your ideas in the Spotlight webinar, drop us an email at giving:

  • a short summary of your project (up to 80 words)

  • a research question you’d like to discuss

  • your course of study

  • contact details

Closing date for submitting presentations is Wednesday June 2nd 2021.

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