Automated Feedback in a Blended Learning Environment : Student Experience and Development

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Title Automated Feedback in a Blended Learning Environment : Student Experience and Development
Author Finnegan, Damian ; Kauppinen, Asko ; Wärnsby, Anna
Editor Deane, Mary ; Guasch, Teresa
Date 2015
English abstract
Nowadays, e-platforms designed specifically to cater for academic writing offer a new range of feedback possibilities for instructors. On our writing courses we use automated feedback, that is, metalinguistic comments generated within the e-platform on skill-building assignments in the form of multiple-choice exercises pertaining to the surface-level features of writing: grammar, punctuation, and citation conventions. In this chapter we explore the impact that automated feedback has on student experience of learning and development of skills pertaining to these features from beginner to advanced courses. Some of the key features of automated feedback which we consider are immediacy, metalinguistic explanations, and links to additional readings and exercises. We suggest that surface-level features can successfully be taught as part of academic writing courses, but the focus should be on improving writing fluency rather than language proficiency. Automated feedback on surface-level features is a particularly successful form of feedback on both our beginner and intermediate courses, but it performs less successfully on our advanced-level courses.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004290846_004 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Brill
Host/Issue Learning and Teaching Writing Online: Strategies for Success
Series/Issue Studies in Writing;29
ISSN 1572-6304
ISBN 9789004290846
9789004290358
Pages 31-45
Language eng (iso)
Subject writing
feedback
blended learning
EFL
higher education
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21963 Permalink to this page
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