PhD alumna/Assistant Professor Binbin Zheng, PhD alumna/postdoctoral researcher Soobin Yim, and Professor Mark Warschauer contribute a chapter to The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching: "Social Media in the Writing Classroom and Beyond."
Emerging technologies, especially social media, have transformed the forms and genres of writing. Studies suggest that pedagogically sound use of social media has the potential to increase students' motivation for writing, strengthen their awareness of audience and authorship, and promote writing development. These affordances of social media expand opportunities for second language learners to engage with writing in their daily lives and can enhance students' writing development in classroom environments.
Zheng, B., Yim, S., & Warschauer, M. (2018). Social media in the writing classroom and beyond. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0555