For years, teachers at Iowa State University have been implementing automated writing evaluation tools in their classes. CyWrite is a new innovative software program being developed at ISU, and has been enhancing the way students learn to write English for the last two semesters.
Researchers, developers and practitioners from across the globe gathered at Iowa State University for the 13th annual Technology for Second Language Learning Conference (TSLL) this weekend. The ISU Applied Linguistics and Technology Program and the CyWrite project co-hosted the conference. Each year, the conference has a topical area of focus. This year’s topic was phraseology, a field of study within linguistics that focuses on fixed expressions and formulaic sequences of words.