Lindy Ledohowski


Dr. Lindy Ledohowski has PhD in English and was an English professor before developing and cofounding EssayJack, the academic writing software that was acquired by Canadian EdTech company Wize in July 2021. Dr. Ledohowski continues to write and speak on teaching academic writing and has joined the Wize leadership team.


Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Best Practices of Teaching Academic Writing Online for the New Normal more

Mon, Nov 15, 13:25-13:50 Asia/Tokyo

This presentation’s focus is on best practices for teaching academic writing based on formative and summative feedback in an integrated writing process and reflection on standard writing pedagogy. By suggesting how these strategies of the past can be reframed in a digital context and combined for both asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities, it explores the new normal in a post-COVID world where online learning, or at least hybrid learning contexts, are here to stay.

Lindy Ledohowski

Japanese and Other Language Teaching & Learning Teaching English Language Writing Using Smart Templating Technology more

Sun, Nov 14, 10:45-11:45 Asia/Tokyo

Teaching English language writing online can be challenging. Interactive components such as modelling, scaffolding, and providing one-on-one support are not easy to replicate through online learning. This workshop will review some of these challenges and show attendees how to use the EssayJack application to address them. EssayJack provides smart, interactive writing templates which can be customised for varying writing proficiencies, to include native language support, and for use in in-person or online classes.

Lindy Ledohowski

Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Strategies and New Perspectives for Teaching Academic Writing Online more

Sat, Nov 13, 11:25-12:25 Asia/Tokyo

Teaching academic writing online is hard to do well. This workshop coalesces around three key pedagogical tactics for teaching academic writing: scaffolding, chunking, and interrogative methodology. The workshop lays out strategies for combining these approaches and provides an overview of digital technologies that can aid in the teaching of English-language academic writing at the college or university level. This workshop reflects on past practice and offers new perspectives for an online or hybrid educational future.

Lindy Ledohowski