Research interests:

  • language assessment, criterion-referenced testing
  • web-based test development
  • technology and multimedia in language instruction
  • learning management systems
  • the development of e-learning and e-testing online systems (my own solution ⇒ WebClass)
  • corpus linguistics, collocations
  • vocabulary learning and teaching

 

Edited books

Malec, W., Rusinek, M. and Sadowska, A. (eds.). (to appear). Challenging Ideas and Innovative Approaches in Applied Linguistics. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL.

Malec, W. and Rusinek, M. (eds.). (2015). Within Language, Beyond Theories: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics and Corpus-based Studies. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Bondaruk, A., Bloch-Rozmej, A., Malec, W., Mokrosz, E. and Zdziebko, S. (eds.). (2015). Young Minds vs. Old Questions in Linguistics: Proceedings of the Fourth Central European Conference in Linguistics for Postgraduate Students. Lublin: The Institute of East-Central Europe and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

Jaskuła, K. and Malec, W. (eds.). (2012). Linguistic Meetings Across Borders. Zamość: Officina Simonidis.

 

Articles and chapters

Malec, W. (to appear). Fostering autonomous learning with the aid of online technology. In E. Smyrnova-Trybulska (ed.), IT Tools – Good Practice of Effective Use in Education.

Krajka, J., Marczak, M. and Malec, W. (to appear). Web-based assessment and language teachers – from Moodle to WebClass. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning.

Malec, W. (2015). The development of an online course in Irish: Adapting academic materials to the needs of secondary-school students. In A. Turula and M. Chojnacka (eds.), CALL for Bridges between School and Academia (pp. 111-128). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Malec, W. (2015). Testing collocational knowledge: the question of item format. In A. Bloch-Rozmej and K. Drabikowska (eds.), Within Language, Beyond Theories. Studies in Applied Linguistics. (pp. 74–92). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Malec, W. (2015). Criterion-referenced language assessment in blended environments. In S. Koç, X. Liu and P. Wachira (eds.), Assessment in Online and Blended Learning Environments (pp. 269-288). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Malec, W. (2014). On the potential of web-based assessment of language skills. In H. Chodkiewicz and M. Trepczyńska (eds.), Language Skills: Traditions, Transitions and Ways Forward (pp. 432–455). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Malec, W. (2013). Implementing language assessment principles in an online testing system. In E. Smyrnova-Trybulska (ed.), E-Learning & Lifelong Learning (pp. 387–396). Katowice-Cieszyn: University of Silesia, Studio Noa.

Malec, W. (2013). Towards web-based language test development for classroom assessments. In M. Kleban and E. Willim (eds.), PASE Papers in Linguistics (pp. 213–234). Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press.

Malec, W. (2012). Semantic compositionality of selected morpho-syntactic structures. In K. Jaskuła and W. Malec (eds.), Linguistic Meetings Across Borders (pp. 109–122). Zamość: Officina Simonidis.

Malec, W. (2011). Testowanie języka obcego z wykorzystaniem platformy internetowej jako przykład interdyscyplinarności pomiaru dydaktycznego. In K. Jaworska-Biskup, B. Kijek and A. Szwajczuk (eds.), Interdyscyplinarność w dydaktyce nauczania języków obcych (pp. 73–88). Szczecin: PPH ZAPOL.

Malec, W. (2010). Multiple-choice test items: Some tips on writing good distractors. TESOL-Ukraine Newsletter Summer 2010, 22–25.

Malec, W. (2010). On the asymmetry of verb-noun collocations. In J. Arabski and A. Wojtaszek (eds.), Neurolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Perspectives on SLA (pp. 126–144). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Malec, W. (2008). The effect of task characteristics on mastery/non-mastery decisions. Roczniki Humanistyczne 56(5), 93–113.

Malec, W. (2008). Language testing: towards a methodology for the study of the method effect. Facta Simonidis 1, 225–243.

Malec, W. (2007). Efekt metody w pomiarze sprawdzającym na przykładzie testowania kolokacji języka angielskiego. In B. Niemierko and M. K. Szmigel (eds.), Uczenie się i egzamin w oczach uczniów (pp. 305–315). Kraków: Grupa Tomami.

Malec, W. (2005). Czas w języku – językowe modele czasu. Etnolingwistyka 17, 324–328.

Malec, W. (2004). Tadeusz Lehr-Spławiński. In Encyklopedia Katolicka (Vol. X, pp. 685-686). Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego.

Malec, W. (2000). Compounding: the problem of heads. Acta Universitatis Lodziensis: Folia Linguistica Anglica 2, 85-94.

Malec, W. (1998). Bracketing paradoxes: the case of unhappier. In E. Gussmann and B. Szymanek (eds.), PASE Papers in Literature, Language, and Culture. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English, Puławy, April 1997 (pp. 513-519). Lublin: Redakcja Wydawnictw KUL.

 

Conference papers

Malec, W. (2015). Using WebClass to promote self-directed language learning. Paper presented at the 7th Annual International Scientific Conference “Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Distance Learning” (IT Tools – Good Practice of Effective Use in Education), Cieszyn, Poland, 12-13 October 2015.

Malec, W. (2015). On the effectiveness of automated corrective feedback. Paper presented at the “New solutions to old dilemmas in linguistics” conference, Lublin, Poland, 20 May 2015.

Malec, W. (2015). Selected e-tools for language teaching and testing. Paper presented at the Zamość Foreign Language Conference “Te@ching E-nglish: Multimedia in Foreign Language Instruction”, Zamość, Poland, 10 April 2015.

Malec, W. (2014). The effectiveness of technology-enhanced Irish teaching. Paper presented at the International Linguistics Conference “Linguistics Beyond And Within”, Lublin, Poland, 6-7 November 2014.

Malec, W. (2014). Reading and writing in blended environments: working with texts on an online platform. Paper presented at the 2nd International Language Skills Conference “Working with Text and around Text”, Lublin, Poland, 22-24 September 2014.

Malec, W. (2014). Web-based vocabulary testing: a study of feedback effects. Paper presented at the Second PL-CALL Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 5-6 June 2014.

Malec, W. (2014). E-technologies for language instruction: testing for learning on WebClass. Paper presented at the “New trends and technologies in linguistics” conference, Lublin, Poland, 26 February 2014.

Malec, W. (2013). Combining traditional and web-based language testing: a case for blended assessment. Paper presented at the International Linguistics Conference “Linguistics Beyond And Within”, Lublin, Poland, 14-16 November 2013.

Malec, W. (2013). Implementing language assessment principles in an online testing system. Paper presented at the 5th Annual International Scientific Conference “Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Distance Learning” (E-Learning & Lifelong Learning), Cieszyn, Poland, 14-15 October 2013.

Malec, W. (2013). Challenges and opportunities of designing a WebClass course in Irish. Paper presented at the First PL-CALL Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 9-10 May 2013.

Malec, W. (2012). Web-based methods of language skills assessment: their potential and limitations. Paper presented at the International Conference “Language Skills: Traditions, Transitions & Ways Forward”, Lublin, Poland, 24-25 September 2012.

Malec, W. (2012). Some remarks on mismatches between different levels of grammatical analysis. Paper presented at the International Morphology-Phonology Conference, Zamość, 30 May 2012.

Malec, W. (2012). A web-based learning management system and how it can contribute to learner autonomy. Paper presented at the International Conference on Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching: Techniques, Strategies and Resources, Konin, 8-10 May 2012.

Malec, W. (2012). Language test development using a web-based system for test construction and analysis. Paper presented at the 21st Annual PASE Conference, Kraków, 19-21 April 2012.

Malec, W. (2011). Interdyscyplinarność pomiaru dydaktycznego: matematyka, statystyka i informatyka w testowaniu języka obcego. Paper presented at Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa "Interdyscyplinarność w Dydaktyce Nauczania Języków Obcych", Szczecin, 17-19 November 2011.

Malec, W. (2010). The use of spreadsheets for criterion-referenced item and test analysis. Paper presented at the XV TESOL Conference, Rivne, Ukraine, 15-17 April 2010.

Malec, W. (2009). A study of task characteristics and how they affect individual test-takers’ performance. Paper presented at the XXIst International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition, Szczyrk, Poland, 28-30 May 2009.

Malec, W. (2007). Efekt metody w pomiarze sprawdzającym na przykładzie testowania kolokacji języka angielskiego. Paper presented at XIII Konferencja Diagnostyki Edukacyjnej, Łomża, Poland, 5-7 October 2007.

Malec, W. (2007). On the direction of collocability in verb-noun combinations. Paper presented at XIXth International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition, Szczyrk, Poland, 17-19 May 2007.

Malec, W. (1997). Bracketing paradoxes: the case of “unhappier”. Paper presented at the VIth Annual PASE Conference, Puławy, Poland, 21-23 April 1997.

Malec, W. (1996). Compounding: the problem of heads. Paper presented at the Vth Annual PASE Conference, Arturówek, Poland, 22-24 April 1996.

 

Computer software

Malec, W. (2012). StaffMaster [web-based staffing management system] (Version 1).

Malec, W. (2012). WebClass [learning management system]. Online at http://webclass.co.

Malec, W. (2011). Excel spreadsheets for item and test analysis [downloadable workbooks]. Online at http://webclass.co/info/analysis.php.

Malec, W. (2010). E-tester [web-based testing system]. Online at (originally) http://onlinetesting.pl and http://e-testing.net (now incorporated into WebClass).

Malec, W. (2008). AutoReporter [VisualBasic-based staffing management program] (Version 1): Unpublished computer software.

Malec, W. (1997). Exam Results Calculator (Version 1): Unpublished computer software (see more).

 

Other

Malec, W. (2015). Assessing writing on WebClass. Talk given at the Division of Applied Linguistics, UMCS, Lublin, Poland, 22 April 2015.

Malec, W. (2015). Review of Nataliya Kashchyshyn, 2015, Reading and Translating News, Lviv: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

Malec, W. and Jaskuła, K. (2014). Po co Irlandii język irlandzki? Lubelski Festiwal Nauki, Lublin, 23 September 2014.

Malec, W. and Guz, W. (2014). The application of digital corpora in linguistic research. Workshop held at CECIL’S 4 (Fourth Central European Conference in Linguistics for Postgraduate Students), Lublin, Poland, 21-22 August 2014.

Malec, W. and Jaskuła, K. (2014). Irlandzki jakiego nie znacie. Lecture for the University of the First Age, Zamość, 8 May 2014.

Malec, W. (2013). An bhfuil Gaeilge agat? Multimedia presentation given at “Foreign Language Days 2013”, XXI Liceum Ogólnokształcące i Gimnazjum, Lublin, 9 April 2013.

Malec, W. and Jaskuła, K. (2013). Irish – what on earth is that? Irish lesson given at “St Patrick’s Days 2013”, Zamość, 13 March 2013.

Malec, W. (2010). Jak uczyć się angielskiego online? Lecture for the University of the First Age, Zamość, 14 January 2010.

Malec, W. (2009). Selected methods of statistical analysis and their role in the design and development of language tests. Talk given at the MM Publications Conference for Teachers of English, Zamość, Poland, 16 April 2009.

 

 

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