Carla Meskill

Professor

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Dr. Carla Meskill

Carla Meskill is Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her research and teaching explores new forms of technology use in language education as well as the influences of new technologies on developing language and literacy practices. In tandem, her work explores the nature of electronic literacy and its centrality in teacher professional development. On these and related topics she has published widely. Dr. Meskill is the former director of the Technology Assisted Language Learning (TALL) project, Language Advocacy Project (LAP), co-editor of MERLOT and currently serves as associate editor of Language Learning Technology.

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Selected Publications

Meskill, C. (2013). Ed. Online teaching and learning: Sociocultural perspectives. New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press.

Meskill, C., and Quah, J. (2012). Researching language learning in the age of social media. In M. Thomas, H. Reinders, and M. Warshauer (Eds.). Contemporary CALL. New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press.

Meskill, C., Guan, S., and Ryu, D. (2012). Learning languages in cyberspace. In Yan, Z. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cyber behavior, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 1136-1144.

Meskill, C. (2011). Online instructional environments for language teaching: Designing the conversation. JALTCALL Journal. 7(3), 249-264.

Meskill, C., and Sadykova, G. (2011). Introducing EFL faculty to online instructional conversations. ReCALL Journal, 23(3), 200-217. 

Meskill, C., and Anthony, N. (2010). Teaching languages online. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Meskill, C. (2009). Moment-by-moment formative assessment of second language development: ESOL professionals at work. In H. Adrade and G. Cizec Handbook of formative assessment. New York: Routledge.

Sadykova, G., and Meskill, C. (2009). The language of digital learning objects: A cross-disciplinary study. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. 5(2), 239-252.

Meskill, C. (2009) CMC in language teacher education: Learning with and through instructional conversations. Journal of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. 3(1), 50-68.

Meskill, C., and Anthony, N. (2008). Computer mediated communication: Tools for instructing Russian heritage language learners. Heritage Language Journal, 6(1),1-22.

Meskill, C., and Anthony, N. (2007). Form-focused communi-cative practice via CMC: What language learners say. CALICO Journal, 25(1), 69-90.

Meskill, C., and Sadykova, G. (2007). The presentation of self in everyday ether: A corpus analysis of student self-tellings in online graduate courses. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 11(3), 123-138.

Meskill, C., and Anthony, N. (2007). Learning to orchestrate online instructional conversations: A case of faculty development for foreign language educators. Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning, 20(1), 5-19.

Meskill, C., (2007). Producerly texts: Implications for language in education. Journal of Language and Education, 21(2), 95-106.

Meskill, C. (2007). Through the Screen, Into the School: Education, Subversion, Ourselves in The Simpsons. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 28(1), 37-48.

Meskill, C., Anthony, N., Hilliker, S., Tseng, C. and You, J. (2007). Expert-novice teacher mentoring in language learning technology. In P. Hubbard & M. Levy (Eds) Research in CALL Teacher Education. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 283-298.

Meskill, C., and Anthony, N. (2007). The language of leaching well with learning objects. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 3(1), 79-93.

Meskill, C. (2005). Infusing English language learner issues throughout professional educator curricula: The training all teachers project. Teachers College Record, 107(4), 739-756.

Meskill, C., and Anthony, N. (2005). Learning to orchestrate online instructional conversations: A case of faculty development for foreign language educators. Paper presented at the 2005 American Educational Research Conference, Montreal, QC.

Meskill, C. (2005). The Language of Learning: Using assistive Technologies to support English Language Learners. Threshold, Winter.

Meskill, C., and Anthony, N. (2005). Teaching and learning with telecommunications: Instructional discourse in a hybrid Russian class. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 33(2), 103 - 119.

Meskill, C., and Anthony, N. (2005). Foreign language learning with CMC: Forms of online instructional discourse in a hybrid Russian Class. System, 33(1), 89-105.

Meskill, C. (2005). Triadic scaffolds: Tools for teaching English language learners with computers. Language Learning and Technology, 8(4), 46-59.

Meskill, C. (2003). Producerly Texts: Implications for Language in Education. Paper presented at the Conference on Multimodality, British Association of Applied Linguistics, Reading, UK.

Meskill, C., Mossop, J., DiAngelo, S., and Pasquale, R. (2002). Expert and novice teachers talking technology: Precepts, concepts, and misconcepts. Language Learning and Technology, 6(3), 46-57.

Meskill, C. (2002). Teaching and learning in real time: Media, technology, and language acquisition. Houston, TX: Athelstan.

Meskill, C., Alston, E., Ho, A., Sadykova, G., Simon, E., Tseng, C., and You, J. (2002). Collaborative design of an online instructional support site. In Proceedings of the 2002 Northeast Regional Conference on Excellence in Learning and Teaching: Beyond Chalk & Talk: Enhancing Student Learning in Higher Education.

Jiang, M. and Meskill, C. (2001). Analyzing multiple dimensions of web-based courses: The development and piloting of a coding system. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 23(4).

Meskill, C., and Mossop, J. (2000). Electronic Texts in ESOL Classrooms. TESOL Quarterly, 34(3), 585-592.

Meskill, C., Mossop, J. and Bates, R. (2000). Bilingualism, cognitive flexibility, and electronic texts. Bilingual Research Journal, 23(2&3).

Meskill, C., and Mossop, J. (2000). Technologies use with learners of English as a second language. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 22(3), 265-284

also appeared as:

Meskill, C., and Mossop, J. (1997). Technologies use with learners of English as a second language in New York state, Albany, NY: National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement. (CELA)

Warschauer, M., and Meskill, C. (2000). Technology and second language teaching and learning. In J. Rosenthal (Ed.) Handbook of Undergraduate Second Language Education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Meskill, C., and Rangelova, K. (1999). Curriculum innovation in TEFL: A study of technologies supporting socio-collaborative language learning in Bulgaria. in Warcshauer, M. and Kern, R. (Eds.) Concepts & Practice of Network-Based Language Teaching. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Meskill, C. (1999). Computers as tools for sociocollaborative language learning. in K. Cameron (Ed.) CALL: Media, Design and Applications. The Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger.

Meskill, C. (1999). Instructionally-mediated technology: Implications for the language teaching Professional. in J. Egbert and E. Hanson-Smith (Eds.) CALL Environments: Research, Practice, and Critical Issues. Washington, DC: TESOL International Publications.

Meskill, C., Mossop, J., and Bates, R. (1999). Electronic text and English as a second language environment. Albany, NY: National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement. (CELA)

Meskill, C., and Swan, K. (1999). Response-based multimedia: A pilot study of kidspace in four elementary classrooms. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 18(4), 339-367.

also appeared as:

Meskill, C., and Swan, K. (1997). Response-based Multimedia: A Pilot Study of Kidspace in Four Elementary Classrooms. Albany, NY: National Research Center on Literature Teaching and Learning. (CELA)

Osuna, M., and Meskill, C. (1998). Using the world wide web to integrate Spanish language and culture: A pilot. Language Learning and Technology Journal, 1(2).

Meskill, C. (1998). Commercial television and the limited English proficient child: Implications for naturalistic and academic linguistic development in K. Swan, C. Meskill, and S. Dimeo (Eds.), Social learning from broadcast television. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Swan, K., and Meskill, C. (1998). Using hypermedia to enhance response-based literature teaching and learning. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 26(2), 155-167.

Meskill, C., and Melendez, J. (1997). Training adults in computers: A case study of Egyptian professional educators. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 5(2), 79-100.

Meskill, C., & Swan, K. (1997). Roles for multimedia in the response-based literature classroom. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 15(3), 217-239.

also appeared as:

Meskill, C., and Swan, K. (1995). Roles for Multimedia in the Response-based Literature Classroom. Albany, NY: National Research Center on Literature Teaching and Learning.(CELA)

Meskill, C., Swan, K., and Frazer, M. (1997). Tools for supporting response-based literature teaching and learning: A pilot study of the beats. Albany, NY: National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement. (CELA)

Swan, K., and Meskill, C. (1997). Multimedia and response-based teaching and learning: Final report. National Research Center on Student Learning and Achievement in English, University at Albany. (CELA)

Chiquito, A., Meskill, C., and Renjilian-Burgy, J. (1996). Multiple, mixed, malleable media. In M. Bush (Ed.) Technology-Enhanced Language Learning. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook.

Swan, K., and Meskill, C. (1996). Multimedia for literature teaching and learning: A critical review of commercial applications. Journal of Research on Computing in Education. 2(29), 167-195.

also appeared as:

Swan, K., and Meskill, C. (1995). Multimedia for literature teaching and learning: A critical review of commercial applications. Albany, NY: National Research Center on Literature Teaching and Learning. (CELA)

Meskill, C. (1996). Listening skills development through multimedia. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 5(2/3), 179-201.

Meskill, C. (1996). Computers, creativity and communicative competence: An association machine. Computer Assisted Language Learning Journal, 9(2), 115-123.

Meskill, C., and Jiang, M. (1996). Multimedia and language learning: A study of features that support off-screen communication practice. In Carlson, D., and Makedon, F. (Eds), Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 465-470.

Meskill, C., and K. Rangelova (1996). U.S. language and literature: A transatlantic research project. in M. Warschauer (Ed.), Virtual Connections: On-line Activities for Networking Language Learners. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Meskill, C., and Swan, K. (1993). Assessing CALL software: A computerized database approach. in CALICO transactions. Duke University. 104-106.

Meskill, C. (1993). ESL and multimedia: A study of the dynamics of paired student discourse. System, 21(3), 323-341.

Meskill, C. (1992). ESL teachers in training: perceptions concerning bilingual education. Occasional Paper, State University of New York at Albany.

Meskill, C. (1992). Off-screen talk and CALL: Role of the machine/participant. Computer-Assisted English Language Learning Journal. 3(1), 1-9.

Meskill, C. (1991). Multimedia and language learning: Assessing goals and system attributes. Computer-Assisted English Language Learning Journal, 2(2), 11-14.

Meskill, C. (1991). The role of strategies advisement for on-line language learning employing interactive videodisc. System, 19(3), 277-287.

Meskill, C. (1990). Where in the world of English is Carmen Sandiego. Journal of Games and Simulations, 21(4), 457-460.

Torsvik, A., and Meskill, C. (1987). Den elecktioniske billedboka. In Var Elektioniska. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen. 56-76.

Meskill, C. (1987). Interactivity in CALL courseware design. Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Journal, 5(1), 9-14.

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Work in Progress

Meskill, C., and Light, R. Technology as catalyst for child Advocacy in ESL teacher training. (LAP)

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Proceedings

Meskill, C. and Rangelova, K. (2000). Relocating the 'cognitive' in sociocognitive views of second language learning. In R. Rapp (Ed) Linguistics on the Way into the New Millennium: Proceedings of the 34th Colloquium of Linguistics. London: Peter Lang-Verlag Publishing.

Meskill, C. (1997) ESL and Electronic Texts. in G. Poedjosoedarmo (ed) Proceedings of the Conference on Information Technology in English Language Learning. Singapore: Society for Reading and Literacy.

Swan, K., Meskill, C. Bowman, J., Kenyon, K., Cardillo, D., Mann, S. (1997) Redefining Literacy for an Information Age. Proceedings of the 1997 Conference on Instructional Technologies. Albany: SUNY Central.

Meskill, C., Shea, P., Sasson, P. and Jiang, M. (1996) Researching Communicative Aspects of Multimedia Technology for Language Instruction. Leveraging Learning-Using and Affording Technology SUNY Faculty Access to Computing Technology Conference Proceedings. 97-98.

Meskill, C. and Melendez, J. (1996) Training Adults in Computers: A Case Study of Egyptian Professional Educators. in Carlson, D. and Makedon, F. Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. 791.

Swan, K., Meskill, C., Reilly, W. and Cardillo, J. (1996) Tools for Supporting Response-based Literature Teaching and Learning. Leveraging Learning-Using and Affording Technology SUNY Faculty Access to Computing Technology Conference Proceedings. 148-149. (R)

Meskill, C. and Shea, P. (1996) ESL Teacher Training: Technology as Catalyst for Child Advocacy. The 13th International Conference on Technology and Education Proceedings Volume 2. 554-556. (R)

Jiang, M.& Meskill, C. (1995) Multimedia Toolbook for Teaching English as a Second Language. in Sechrest,Thomas & Estes (Eds) Leadership for Creating Educational Change: Integrating the Power of Technology. Austin, TX:Morgan Printing. 537-539. (R)

Swan, K., Meskill, C., Newell, S. & Mitrani, M. (1995) Using Videodisc to Explore Preservice Teachers' Conceptions of Effective Teaching Practice. in Sechrest,Thomas & Estes, N. (Eds) Leadership for Creating Educational Change: Integrating the Power of Technology. Austin, TX: Morgan Printing. 435-437.

Swan, K. & Meskill, C. (1995) The Use of Multimedia in Response-based Literature Teaching and Learning: A Critical Review of Commercial Applications. in D. Harris (ed) Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning, Proceedings of the 1995 National Computing and Education Conference. 196-201.

Meskill, C. (1994) Multimedia and Language Learning: Teaching through Literature. New Faculty Roles in New Learning Environments. SUNY Faculty Access to Computer Technology Conference. (CIT)

Meskill, C. (1994) Multimedia and Language Learning: Individual versus Pair Processing. New Faculty Roles in New Learning Environments: SUNY Faculty Access to Computer Technology Conference. (CIT)Meskill, C. and Shea, P. (1994) Multimedia and Language Learning: Integrating the Technology into Existing Curricula. New Faculty Roles in New Learning Environments. SUNY Faculty Access to Computer Technology Conference. (CIT)