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2021-2022 Webinars: Call for Presenters

The Global Society of Online Literacy Educators, an organization dedicated to supporting hybrid and online teacher-scholars, invites you to submit proposals for our upcoming Webinar Series: Cross-Cultural Rhetorics and Linguistic Diversity in Online Literacy Instruction.

In the wake of the impact of COVID-19, educators more than ever need access to inclusive approaches to online literacies education. Our webinar series this year will therefore continue on our theme from last year’s Webinar series of Anti-Racist and Linguistically diverse practices in Online Writing Instruction. This year’s webinar series is especially interested in recruiting presenters who can speak to culturally responsive online education across borders. Our particular goal is to expand our conversation from the background of systemic racism in the US to include more global insights regarding inclusive approaches to online literacies education. We invite
researchers worldwide who work with issues of translanguaging, code-meshing, or other linguistically oriented approaches to inclusive education, particularly in post-secondary education contexts where some (or most) students come from culturally or systematically disenfranchised linguistic backgrounds.

GSOLE's webinars are designed to spark conversation, provide professional development, share ideas, and build community. This past year, our webinars have reached an average audience of 70 or more attendees, and webinar recordings are made available to GSOLE members in an online archive. Webinar leaders are also encouraged to transform their webinar topics into ROLE or OLOR publications. We welcome proposals that include a single webinar leader or a group of 2-3 leaders.

Submit your proposal via email to by Friday, June 11th.

In the 2021-2022 Webinar series, we plan to offer 4 different webinars depending on submissions.

These hour-long webinars are designed to bring literacy educators together for conversations about a range of issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Accessibility, broadly defined, in online literacy instruction (related to teaching, tutoring, learning, and/or researching)
  • Approaches to teaching students with refugee experience (or ongoing educational disruption due to social unrest) in digital environments
  • Cross-cultural collaborative learning & writing in technology-mediated spaces
  • Culturally responsive online practices in embedded academic literacies, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)/Writing in the Disciplines (WID), or writing centers
  • Embodiment, authorial voice, and identity in online literacy classes
  • Ethical practices for online literacy instruction (related to teaching, tutoring, learning, and/or researching)
  • Globalization of online learning
  • Hybrid or online course design that supports linguistically diverse or multilingual student cohorts
  • Innovative technologies for supporting linguistically diverse students (e.g., virtual reality, building OERs, using AI chatbots, adaptive learning)
  • Inclusive methods & methodologies for research in digital learning environments that support linguistically diverse student cohorts
  • Leveraging digital spaces to Decolonize writing curricula

The 2021-2022 series will include at least four webinars, tentatively scheduled for September, November, February, and April. In your proposal, please include the following:

  1. Webinar Title
  2. Webinar Leader(s) name, institutional affiliation, contact information, and a brief bio
  3. The preferred month(s) in which you would like to hold your webinar (e.g. offer a ranked list or indicate if one month(s) is not possible)
  4. A 500-word description that includes:
    • What topics the webinar will cover
    • Ways in which the webinar will be interactive
    • How this webinar will benefit online literacy educators
To review past webinar topics, please visit the GSOLE website where you'll see speakers like Cristina Sanchez Martin, Iris Ruiz, Les Hutchinson, Wonderful Faison, and Zandra Jordan from last year's series. Upon acceptance, you will work with the co-chairs to schedule your webinar. You will meet (virtually) with the co-chairs one month in advance of your webinar, and then again a few days prior to the webinar, to coordinate logistics. The co-chairs also provide technical support and are happy to help you prepare for the webinar. If you have questions about the proposal process, please contact us at

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