Greg Kessler




I am the Director of the Language Resource Center in the College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio University where I teach CALL practice and research courses. My research addresses the convergence of language, digital environments, language learning, language teacher preparation, and language use in digital environments. I am the editor of the Action Research Column for the journal Language Learning & Technology. have served as president of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)president of the Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and chair of the CALL Interest Section for TESOL International.  I co-authored the TESOL Technology Standards Framework as well as the full volume, TESOL Technology Standards: Description, Implementation, IntegrationI have had the great privilege to speak and conduct seminars about the convergence of language and technology around the world. At Ohio University, I am currently  chair of the Faculty Technology Advisory Group (FTAG) and a member of the Information Technology Governance Council (ITGC) and the Faculty Senate.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, Ohio University. MA in TESOL from California State University-Sacramento. BA in English with a focus on Poetry/Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

AWARDS

Ohio University Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (June, 2010)

Ohio University Student Alumni Board Class of 1950 Teaching Excellence Award (May, 2010)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Kessler, G. (to appear-2014). Technology Standards for Language Teacher Preparation. In Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology

Yeh, E., & Kessler, G. (to appear-2014). 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. (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-collaborationTESOL 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 LearningContinuum: 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 ProjectsLanguage 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 preparationCALICO 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 environmentComputer Assisted Language Learning23(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 spaceComputer 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 studyJournal 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 writingLanguage 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 ResourceAmerican 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.

Kessler, G. (2006). A Multimedia Lab on Your DesktopEssential Teacher, 3(3)

Kessler, G. (2005). Interactive Exercise Generators. Essential Teacher, 3(2)

Kessler, G. (2003). Preparing for the Future of CALLEssential Teacher, 1(1), 32-36

Kessler, G. (2003). The Virtual Computer Lab. OhioTESOL Newsletter, 12(2) Online support information.

Bikowski, D., & Kessler, G. (2002). Making the most of discussion boards in the ESL classroomTESOL Journal, 11(3), 27-30.

Kessler, G. & Plakans, L. (2001). Incorporating ESOL learners' feedback and usability testing into instructor-developed materials, TESOL Journal, 10(2), 15-20. Support material can be found here.

Kessler, G. (2002). So You Want to Build a CALL LabOhioTESOL Newsletter, May 2002. Republished in ESL Mini Conference, June 2002.

ESL Magazine Column, Greg Kessler's Technology:

2006
2005
2004
  • January/February: Digital Video Cameras
  • March/April: Welcome to the Electronic Village
  • May/June: Moodle
  • July/August: Thumb Drives
  • September/October: Spam
  • November/December: Digital Audio
2003

REVIEWS

Kessler, G. (2010). Computer assisted Language Learning: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Philip Hubbard (ed.) Routledge: London & New York. In Language Learning & Technology, 14(3), 14-18.

Recent Keynotes, Plenaries, INVITED PRESENTATIONS and Interviews

Kessler, G. (2014). Preparing language teachers for the future. Rethinking pedagogy in a world of social media, hyper-collaboration and data mashups. Rethinking interface in a world of gesture, touch and voice control. Rethinking environment in a world of virtual synthetic immersion. CALL Interest Section Academic Session: TESOL, Portland, OR.

Kessler, G. (2013). Promoting collaborative activity and abilities through social and new media. Keynote: GLOCALL, University of Danang, Vietnam.

Kessler, G. (2013). Globalization and the future of ELT: Leveraging the artifacts of a socially networked world. Keynote: First International conference on English language teaching, Tunghai University,Taichung, Taiwan.

Kessler, G. (2013). Preparing teachers and learners to make the most of hyper-collaborative participatory culture. Keynote: Foreign Language Instructional Technology Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus.Kessler, G. (2013). Using Technology To Promote Collaborative Classroom PracticesVirtual Webinar: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Alexandria, VA.

Antoniadou, A. (2013). An interview with Ohio University associate professor of CALL Greg Kessler. Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, 6(2), 99-108. 

Kessler, G. (2013). Ubiquitous Computing, Collaboration, and the Future of Second Language WritingKeynote: South Central Association of Language Learning Technology, Forth Worth, TX.

Kessler, G. (2012). Introduction to CALL and Collaboration. Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.

Kessler, G. (2012). Ubiquitous Computing and the Future of Language Teaching. Keynote: New York State TESOL, Albany, NY.


Kessler, G. (2012). New Tools and CALL Methods for Writing Instruction. Cornell University. Language Resource Center , Ithaca, NY.

Kessler, G. (2012). Collaboration, Ubiquitous Computing and the Future of Language Teaching Pedagogy. Keynote: Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO). University of Notre Dame, South Bend: IN.

Kessler, G. (2012). Round table on Teacher and lifelong training in CALL. Innovative Practices in Computer Assisted Language Learning. University of Ottawa, Ottawa: CA.

Kessler, G. (2012). Language Teachers, Students and Pedagogy in an Era of Ubiquitous ComputingUniversity of Cincinnati, Cincinnati: OH.

McBride, R. (2012). Learn IT to Teach. Episode 8: An Interview with Dr. Greg Kessler (May 2012)

Kessler, G. (2011). Language Learning in an Era of Ubiquitous Computing: Pedagogy, Teachers, and Students. Keynote: Michigan TESOL, Kalamazoo: MI.

Kessler, G. (2011). Collaborative Learning in an Era of Ubiquitous Computing. Keynote: Aizu University ACM Chapter Conference on Elearning and Technical Communication. Aizu, Japan.

Kessler, G. (2011). Social Media and Information TechnologyAmerican Center: Embassy of the United States. Rangoon, Burma.

Kessler, G. (2011). Computer Assisted Language Learning and Web 2.0. American Center: Embassy of the United States. Rangoon, Burma.

Kessler, G. (2011). The Evolution of Computer Assisted Language Learning. American Center: Embassy of the United States. Rangoon, Burma.

2011 Ohio University Graduate Commencement Speech

Kessler, G. (2011). Teacher training for Web 2.0 and beyond. CALL Interest Section Academic Session: TESOL, New Orleans, LA.

Kessler, G. (2011). Promoting Collaboration and Autonomy Through Computer-Assisted Language LearningBreakfast with TESOL’s best. TESOL, New Orleans, LA.

Healey, D., Hubbard, P., Kessler, G., & Ware, P. (2011). TESOL technology standards for your classroom. New Orleans, LA.

Kessler, G. (2010). Higher Education Keynote: Language pedagogy in an era of Ubiquitous computing, OhioTESOL, Columbus, OH.

Kessler, G. (2010). Information and communications technology in education. Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia.

Kessler, G. (2009). Collaborative writing using many-to-many technologies. Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe, AZ.

Kessler, G. (2009). State of the profession: Collaborative writing using many-to-many technologies, OhioTESOL, Columbus, OH.

Kessler, G. (2009). Writing and Web 2.0: New paradigms of collaboration. Uludag University; Bursa, Turkey

Kessler, G. (2009). The trouble with everything: Data collection in CMC. Uludag University; Bursa, Turkey

Kessler, G. (2009). Teacher Prepartion in CALL. Uludag University; Bursa, Turkey

Kessler, G. (2009). Creating collaborative spaces for language teaching. Uludag University; Bursa, Turkey

Kessler, G. (2009). Moodle for language teaching. Uludag University; Bursa, Turkey

Kessler, G. (2009). CALL confidence and technology innovation and integration. Uludag University; Bursa, Turkey

Kessler, G. (2009). Writing and Web 2.0: New paradigms of collaboration. Erciyes University; Kayseri, Turkey

Kessler, G. (2009). Teacher Prepartion in CALL. Uludag University; Bursa, Turkey

Kessler, G. (2007). Trends in Developments in Educational Technology. American Corners, Prague, Czech Republic.

Kessler, G. (2007). Educational technology for language teaching. American Corners, Belgrade, Serbia.

Kessler, G. (2007). Innovations in CALL. Pecs, Hungary

Kessler, G. (2007). Using Moodle for language learning. American Corners, Osijek, Croatia.

Kessler, G. (2007). The Online Audio Lab. ITA Academic Session, TESOL, Seattle, WA

Greg Kessler: Giving ESL Students (& Teachers) New Tools for LearningESL Miniconference Achievement Interview. (2007)

Kessler, G. (2006). Audio Labs on the Go: CALL IS Academic Session, TESOL 2006, Tampa, FL, March.

Kessler, G. (2006). The online audio lab. The Ohio State University. ICALL Group. October, 2006.

Kessler, G. (2005). The current state of CALL. Instructional Technology Association, Ohio University.

Kessler, G. (2005). State of the profession: What is the Current State of Computer Assisted Language Learning in Teacher Preparation Programs? OhioTESOL Conference, Columbus, Ohio, November.

Kessler, G. (2005). Where are we now? Kansas TESOL keynote presentation. Emporia, KS, February.

Kessler, G. (2005). What could we do better in preparing teachers to use technology? Kansas TESOL. Emporia, KS, February.

Kessler, G. (2003). Constructing meaning with computers. CALL IS Academic Session. TESOL, Baltimore, MD, March.

Kessler, G. (2002). What is the current state of CALL?. Saginaw Valley State University. Saginaw, Michigan, February.


RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Kuhn, J., Kessler, G., & Reshad, A. (2014). Participatory Immersion: Classroom of the future. TESOL, Portland, OR.

Kessler, G, Ware, V., & Hegeheimer, V. (2013). Steering the Next Generation of Teachers Toward Technology ToolsCALICO, University of Hawai'i, HI

Ware, P., & Kessler, G. (2013). Integrating Telecollaboration into the Secondary School Curriculum: Examining the Impact on Intercultural Communication and Technology Skills. CALICO, University of Hawai'i, HI

Hubbard, P., Iannou-Georgiou, S., Kessler, G. (2012). Are you up to standard? Introducing the TESOL Technology Standards. IATEFL, Glasgow, UK. 

Kessler, G. (2011). Agreement and disagreement in ACMC: A comparison of complexity. EuroCALL, Nottingham, UK.

Arnold, N., Bikowski, D., Cunningham, J., Dooly, M., Ducate, L., Hasko, V., Kessler, G., Levet, S., & Sadler, R. (2011). Ensuring Successful Implementation of Telecollaboration: Issues of Design, Management, Maintenance, and Evaluation.CALICO, Victoria, BC, CA.

Kessler, G. (2011). Complexity in asynchronous CMC. CALICO, Victoria, BC, CA.

Arnold, N., Bikowski, D., Cunningham, J., Dooly, M., Ducate, L., Hasko, V., Kessler, G., Levet, S., & Sadler, R. (2011). Advances in Telecollaborative practices for foreign language teaching and learning: Sharing Experiences, Insights, and Visions for the Future. The American Association of Applied Linguistics, Chicago, IL.

Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. & Stewart, R. (2010). Collaborative writing and web 2.0 Tools. CALICO, Amherst, MA.

Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2010). Developing collaborative autonomous learning abilities in computer mediated language learning: Attention to meaning among students in wiki space. CALICO, Amherst, MA.

Stewart, R., Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2010). There's no I in We: Collaborative writing using web based and desktop based word processing.CALICO, Amherst, MA.

Bikowski, D., & Kessler, G. (2010). Politeness and Intercultural Competence in Computer-Mediated Cultural Exchanges. The American Association of Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, GA.

Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2010). Developing Collaborative Autonomous Learning Abilities in Computer Mediated Language Learning: Attention to Meaning among Students in Wiki Space. The American Association of Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, GA.

Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2009). Collaborative writing and web 2.0: Realities, challenges & opportunities. CALICO, Tempe, AZ.

Kessler, G., & Bikowski, D. (2009). Constructing community with web based collaboration. CALICO, Tempe, AZ.

Burston, J., Goertler, S., & Kessler, G. (2009). National Foreign Language Instructional Technology Survey. CALICO, Tempe, AZ.

Kessler, G. (2009). How to Moodle, OhioTESOL, Columbus, OH.

Kessler, G. (2009). Technology Fair, OhioTESOL, Columbus, OH.

Kessler, G., & Ware, P. (2008). TESOL's Technology Standards. Ohio TESOL, Columbus, OH.

Kessler, G., Bikowski, D., Aljoris, S., Bauerle, S., Buechele, S., Dombroski, M., Ford, A., Hill, C., Parnell, J., Soto, J.,& Spicher, A. (2008). Ohio TESOL technology fair. Columbus, OH.

Coleman, D., & Kessler, G. (2008). Creating Professional Quality Illustrations for Teaching ESL. Ohio TESOL, Columbus, OH.

Hubbard, P., & Kessler, G. (2008). Help shape TESOL's technology standards. WorldCALL, Fukuoka, Japan.

Healey, D., Hubbard, P., Kessler, G., & Ware, P. (2008). Help shape TESOL's technology standards. New York, NY.

Kessler, G., Bikowski, D., & Davis, R. (2008). Hardware fair. New York, NY.

Waltje, J., & Kessler, G. (2008). Language Learning Tools for the 21st Century. CALICO, San Francisco, CA.

Kessler, G. (2008). When they talk about CALL. CALICO, San Francisco, CA.

Kessler, G. (2007). Ohio TESOL technology fair. Columbus, OH

Kessler, G. (2007). Rethinking the CMS: The online audio lab. CALICO, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Kessler, G. & Plakans, L. (2007). Instructional use and teacher perspective regarding digital audio and video. CALICO, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Kessler, G. (2007). Is CALL Important in TESOL teacher preparation? TESOL, Seattle, WA

Kessler, G., Laurence, D., Bauer, E., Calle, A., Dombroski, M., Xu, H., Lee, I. & Ongito, O. (2006). The Best of Technology Fair. OhioTESOL, Columbus, OH, November.

Kessler, G. (2006). Technology and the future of Instruction and Ohio TESOL. OhioTESOL, Columbus, OH, November.

Waltje, J, Kessler, G. & Heller, M. (2006). Audio and Video for the 21 st Century. CALICO, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

Krzic, G., Kessler, G., Ghazel, E., Chiha, B., Tamrabet, L., & Shorman, J. (2006). ESL and Civic Education Online Community for Middle East and North African teachers. TESOL Electronic Village Internet Fair, Tampa, FL.

Kessler, G. (2005). How valuable is CALL teacher preparation? Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Phoenix, AZ.

Kessler, G. (2004). How Do We Train Better CALL Practitioners? Presented at TESOL 2004, Long Beach, CA., March.

Coleman, D. & Kessler, G. (2004). What is Langland? Developer's Showcase, Long Beach, CA, March.

Hubbard, P., Kessler, G. & Madden, J. (2004).Technology, Techniques, and Materials for Web Listening Internet Fair Classics, TESOL, Long Beach, March.

Long, R. & Kessler, G. (2004). Video Chat Technologies for Language Teaching. Internet Fair, TESOL, Long Beach, March.

Kessler, G. (2004). How are Teacher Training Programs Meeting the Technology Needs of Language Teachers? CALICO, Pittsburgh, June.

Mills, D. & Kessler, G. (2002). Making QuickTime Interactive for Enriched Language Learning. TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah, April.

Coleman, D. & Kessler, G. (2002). Creating Virtual Realities to Contextualize Learning. TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah, April.

Mills, D., Kessler, G. & Bradin, C. (2002). Using QuickTime in CALL multimedia materials development. TESOL,Salt Lake City, Utah, April.

Coleman, D. & Kessler, G. (2002). Contextualizing Language Learning with Virtual Reality. TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah, April.

Kessler, G. (2001). Online Course Management (Part 2), OhioTESOL Newsletter

Kessler, G. (2001). Teaching Academic Oral Communication Skills Online.OhioTESOL Conference, Athens, OH, April 21

Kessler, G. & Plakans, L. (2001).Considering Student Feedback in Developing Distance Learning Materials, Research presented at Syllabus Conference, Cincinnati, OH, April 5, 2001

Kessler, G. & Bradin, C. (2001). Webmasters' Workshop. TESOL, April, 2001, St. Louis, MO.


RECENT GRANTS & CONSULTING

U.S. State Department English Language Specialist, Rangoon, Burma, Summer 2011.

Ohio University and Arabian Educational Training Group, Dammam and Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia, May 2010.

U.S. State Department English Language Specialist, Bursa & Kayseri, Turkey, January 2009.

Chubu University, OPELT Program. Moodle setup and faculty orientation. Kasugai, Japan August 2008.

U.S. State Department English Language Specialist, Language 4 Law Project (Prague, Czech Republic; Belgrade & Nis, Serbia; Miskolc & Pecs, Hungary & Osijek, Croatia) Spring 2007

University of Arizona TEFL Certificate Program (Beijing, China), 2006 /2005

University of Arizona CESL Teacher Training (Tucson, Arizona & Nogales, Mexico) Spring 2006

USIA-CELTT Educational Technology for Middle Eastern teachers Phase II, (Athens, Greece), Summer 2005        

TESOL Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program: Core Class, Creating and Using Multimedia for Online Instruction and Cyberculture and Cross Cultural Issues, Spring 2004- Fall 2006

USIA-CELTT Educational Technology for Middle Eastern teachers, Summer 2004    

U.S. State Department English Language Specialist, Almaty and Kokshetau, Kazakhstan, Fall 2004        

Saginaw Valley State University, College Town, Michigan, Spring 2002

U.S. State Department English Language Specialist, IELP II, Alexandria, Egypt , Summer 2001        

KETC Language Center, Komaki, Japan, Autumn 2000         

CAEP Program, Program curriculum development & Creation of Multimedia Center, Hong Kong Baptist University , Autumn 1999  & Spring 2000        

Educational Technology for South African Teachers’ Summer Institute Summer 2001-2003          

USIA-CELTT Educational Technology for Palestinian and Israeli teachers, Summer 1999    


SERVICE/LEADERSHIP

CALICO President (2012-2013)

CALICO Interim Co-Director--with Senta Goertler (2011-2012)

CALICO Executive Board (2009-2011)

CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium) 2011 Program Chair

TESOL Technology Standards Writing Group (2006-2011)

TESOL Web Advisory Board (2003-2005)

TESOL Technology Advisory Committee (2002-2007)

TESOL CALL Interest Section Chair (2002 Chair Elect, 2003 Chair, 2004 Past-Chair)

TESOL CALL Interest Section steering committee member (2000-2003)

TESOL Electronic Village Coordinator (2000-2002)

TESOL Electronic Village Volunteer (1998 -2008)

OhioTESOL President (2006 Second VP, 2007 VP, 2008 President)

Coordinating Technology Room for OhioTESOL conferences (1996-Present) 

OhioTESOL Webmaster:  Creation and maintenance of Ohio TESOL web site(1996-2001)

Ohio University

Faculty Technology Advisory Group (FTAG) Chair (2012-present)

Information Technology Governance Council (2012-Present)

Information Technology Advisory Council (2010-2012)

FTAG member (2007-present)

Ohio University Moodle Administrator (2003-Present)

 

MEMBERSHIPS

AAAL

CALICO

TESOL

Ohio TESOL