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Greg Kessler

Headshot of a smiling Greg Kessler in a dark top
Department Chair, Educational Studies and Professor
Educational Studies
Patton Hall 302U

Greg Kessler is a Professor of Innovative Learning Design and Technology. He has published extensively and delivered keynotes and featured talks around the world. His research addresses technology, teaching, learning, culture, and language with an emphasis on teacher preparation. He has been the founding editor of the CALICO Equinox book series, Advances in CALL Practice & Research, and the Language Teaching & Technology forum in the journal Language Learning & Technology among others.

He holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from Ohio University, as well as an MA in English with a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and certificates in Ethnic Studies and TESOL from California State University-Sacramento. He also has a BA in English with a focus on Poetry & Anthropology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Research, Engagement, and Outreach Interests: Technology, Teaching, Learning, Culture and Language with an emphasis on teacher preparation

Most Recent Publications:

Hafour, M., De Felice, D., & Kessler, G. (2023). A/synchronous telecollaborative digital media projects: comparative effects on learners’ macro-and micro-level oral proficiency and intercultural competence. Computer Assisted Language Learning,36 (7).

Kessler, G. (2023). Computer Assisted Language Learning. In E. Hinkel (Ed) Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, Volume 4, Routledge.

Kessler, G. (2021). Current realities and future challenges for CALL teacher preparation. CALICO Journal 38(3), i-xx.

Kessler, G. (2020). Professionalizing your use of technology in English language teaching. In C. Coombe, N.J. Anderson, and L. Stephenson (Eds.), Professionalizing Your English Language Teaching. Springer.

Dani, D., Wu, M. L., Hartman, S., Kessler, G., Gibbs-Grey, T. M., Liu, C., and Francis, J. (2020). Leveraging Partnerships to Support Community-Based Learning in a College of Education. In M. C.P.O. Okojie and T. C. Boulder (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education. IGI Global.

Kessler, G. (2019). Promoting engagement through participatory social practices in next generation social media contexts. In S. Adesope and A.G. Rud (Eds.), Contemporary Technologies in Education: Maximizing Student Engagement, Motivation, and Learning. Palgrave Macmillan.

Kessler, G. (Ed.) (2018). Voices from the TESOL Classroom: Participant Inquiries in Online and Hybrid Classes. TESOL Publications.

Kessler, G. (2018). Technology and the future of language teaching. Foreign Language Annals, 51(1), p. 205-218.

Kessler, G. (2018). CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning). The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. 1–6.

Kessler, G. (2018). Introduction to teaching and technology. The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. 1–5.

Kessler, G., & Hubbard, P. (2017). Language teacher education and technology. In C. Chapelle & S. Sauro (Eds.), The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford.

Kessler, G. (2017). Second Language Writing, New Media, and Co-construction Pedagogies. In S. Thorne & S. May (Ed), Encyclopedia of Language and Education. Springer.

Kessler, G. (2017). Technology in second language teaching and learning. In E. Hinkel (Ed) Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, Volume 3, Routledge.

Incerti, F., Franklin, T., & Kessler, G. (2017). Amazon Echo: Perceptions of an Emerging Technology for Formal and Informal Learning. In Y. Baek (Ed.) Game-Based learning: Theory,strategies and performance outcomes. Nova Science publishers: Hauppauge, NY.

Reshad, A, Hendrickx, J., Schwartz, A., & Kessler, G. (2017). Reflections on the virtual boardroom: Business presentations in the Holodeck.In P. Hubbard & S. Ioannou-Georgiou (Eds.) Teaching English reflectively with technology. Canterbury: IATEFL.

Kessler, G. (2017). Preparing CALL professionals: A survey course in a CALL degree program. In J. B. Son and S. Windeatt (Eds.), Language teacher education and technology: Approaches and practices. Bloomsbury: London.

Hubbard, P., Kessler, G., & Ware, P. (Eds.) (2016) 20th AnniversarySpecial Issue, Language Learning & Technology.

Ware, P., & Kessler, G. (2016). Telecollaboration in the secondary language classroom: Impact of an international blogging project. Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Kessler, G. (Ed.) (2016). Landmarks in CALL Research. Advances in CALL Research & Practice. CALICO Book Series. Equinox Publishing.

Kessler, G. (2016). Technology standards for language teacher preparation. In F. Farr & L. Murray (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. London: Routledge.

Kessler, G. (2015). Using technology to teach ESL readers & writers. In N. Evans, N. Anderson & B. Eggington (Eds.), ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education: Understanding Challenges, Providing Support. Routledge: London & New York.

Yeh, E., & Kessler, G. (2015). Enhancing linguistic and intercultural competencies through the use of social network sites and Google Earth. In J. Keengwe (Ed.) Promoting Global Literacy Skills Through Technology-Infused Teaching and Learning. IGI Global: Hershey, PA.

Kessler, G. (2014). Social media and writing in a second language. Intercom: University of Oregon. Online at:

Kessler, G. (2013). Collaborative language learning in co-constructed participatory culture. CALICO Journal, 30(3), 307-322.

Kessler, G. (2013). Teaching ESL/EFL in a world of social media, mash-ups and hyper-collaboration. TESOL Journal, 4(4).

Kessler, G., & Ware, P. (2013). Addressing the language classroom standards of the European higher education area through the use of technology. In M. L. Pérez Cañado (ed.) Competency-based Language Teaching in Higher Education. John Benjamins: Amsterdam.

Ware, P., & Kessler, G. (2013). CALL and digital feedback. In M. Thomas, H. Reinders, & M. Warschauer, (Eds.), Contemporary Studies in Linguistics: Contemporary Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Continuum: London.

Kessler, G. (2012). Language teacher training in technology. In C. A. Chapelle (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Oxford:Wiley-Blackwell.

Kessler, G. (2012). Authoring tools for language assessment. In C. A. Chapelle (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Oxford:Wiley-Blackwell.

Kessler, G., Bikowski, D, & Boggs, J. (2012). Collaborative Writing Among Second Language Learners in Academic Web-Based Projects. Language Learning & Technology, 16(1), 91-109.

Kessler, G. (2012). Preparing tomorrow’s second language writing teachers. In G. Kessler, A. Oskoz, & I. Elola, (Eds.), Technology Across Writing Contexts and Tasks. CALICO Monograph.

Kessler, G., Oskoz , A., & Elola, I. (2012). Technology across writing contexts and tasks. CALICO Monograph.

Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2011). The influence of SLA training in curricular design among teachers in preparation. CALICO Journal, 28(2),522-545.

Hanson-Smith, E., Healey, D., Hubbard, P., Iannou-Georgiou, S., Kessler, G., & Ware, P. (2011). TESOL Technology Standards: Description, Implementation, Integration. TESOL Publications: Alexandria, VA.

Kessler, G. (2010). Fluency and anxiety in self access speaking tasks: The influence of environment. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 23(4), 359–373.

Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2010). Developing collaborative autonomous learning abilities in computer mediated language learning: Attention to meaning among students in wiki space. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 23(1), 41-58.

Kessler, G. (2010). When they talk about CALL: Discourse in a required CALL class.CALICO Journal, 27(2), 376-392.

Kessler, G. (2010). Virtual business: An Enron email corpus study. Journal of Pragmatics. 42(1), 262-270.

Healey, D., Hegelheimer, V., Hubbard, P., Iannou-Georgiou, S., Kessler, G., & Ware, P. (2009). TESOL Technology Standards Framework. TESOL Publications: Alexandria, VA.

Kessler, G. (2009). Student initiated attention to form in wiki based collaborative writing. Language Learning & Technology, 13(1),79-95.

Kessler, G. (2009). Integrating technology in the foreign language education. In K. Cennamo, J. Ross, P. Ertmer, & K. Potter (Eds.), Technology Integration for Meaningful Classroom Use: A Standards-Based Approach . Wadsworth Publishing.

Kessler, G. (2009). Instructional technology for international students. In M. Andrade & N. Evans (Eds), International Students: Strengthening a Critical Resource. American Council on Education: Washington, DC.

Kessler, G., & Plakans, L. (2008). Does teachers' confidence with CALL equal innovative and integrated use? Computer Assisted Language Learning, 21(3), 269-282.

Kessler, G. (2007). Formal and informal CALL preparation and teacher attitude toward technology. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 20(2), 173-188.

Kessler, G. (2007). Moodle: Getting together online gets even better. ESL Magazine, 56, 12-16 (Pre-print version)

Kessler, G. (2006). Assessing CALL teacher training: What are we doing and what could we do better? In P. Hubbard, & M. Levy (eds.,) Teacher education in CALL.John Benjamins: Amsterdam, 22-42.