An Innovative Alternative To Providing Writing Feedback On Student's Essays
Citation:Hynson, Y. T. A. (2012). An Innovative Alternative To Providing Writing Feedback On Students' Essays. Teaching English with Technology. 12 (1) : 53-57.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2271
Over three semesters screen casts were successfully used with Elementary English language learners for writing feedback and peer learning. As a result, accuracy improved and students were more engaged in redrafting. Amongst improvements noted were all the students started passing their final writing assessments. Screen casts have conventionally only been used for scaffolding instructions or content. As well as allowing greater autonomous learning and increasing peer learning, it is postulated this methodology actually reduces the teacher’s work load and is as efficient as audio or handwritten feedback.