Professor Mark Warschaer (left), fourth-year doctoral student Sharin Jacob (center), and third-year doctoral student Undraa Maamuujav (right) contributed a chapter to the new reference publication The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes.
“Online Englishes” - is Chapter 28 in Section 4: Contemporary Contexts, Functions and Variables.
The Handbook discusses how English is "operating in a wide range of fields from business to popular culture and from education to new literatures in English and its increasing role as an international lingua franca. Featuring 40 contributions from a variety of scholars, the Handbook covers historical perspectives, regional varieties of English from across the world, recent and emerging trends and the pedagogical implications, and the future of Englishes."
Warschauer is a Professor of Education and Informatics and director of the Digital Learning Lab (DLL) at UC Irvine. He has been a leader in the field of digital learning—with a focus on the needs of diverse learners—since the early 1990s. Current major projects include a study of online learning in higher education, a randomized-control trial of a promising new literacy software for middle school students, and the use of conversational agents to create interactive science videos for young children. His DLL team is exploring new approaches to data mining, machine learning, and learning analytics to analyze the learning and educational data that result from use of new digital tools.
Jacob, who is advised by Warschauer, is specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, bringing theory from the learning sciences, computer science education, and applied linguistics to study the teaching and learning of computing and computational thinking to multilingual students. Jacob currently is serving as a 2021 Public Impact Distinguished Fellow, one of four graduate students university-wide to receive the honor. As part of her research, Jacob is developing, implementing, and evaluating a curriculum that is being integrated into elementary schools across Santa Ana Unified School District as well as in San Francisco Unified and Chicago Public Schools.
Maamuujav, who is specializing in Teaching, Learning and Educational Improvement (TLEI), is working on two major research projects. Under the guidance of her advisor, Professor Emerita Carol Booth Olson, Maamuujav is a graduate researcher on a U.S. Department of Education grant to scale cognitive strategies instruction to writing and professional development in eight states (Arizona, California, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin). With Associate Professor Penelope Collins, Maamuujav is serving as a co-researcher on a UCI Education Research Initiative to investigate the utility and effectiveness of infographics to scaffold undergraduate students’ writing skills development in process-based writing courses. Maamuujav received a 2020 Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) appointment from the California State University Office of the Chancellor in support of her goal to become a tenure-track professor at a California State University.