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Learning to Write in the Laptop Classroom

Mark Warschauer
2010 Writing & Pedagogy  
The teaching and learning of writing was examined in ten diverse K-12 schools in which all of the students in one or more classrooms had individual access to laptop computers.  ...  with physical or cognitive disabilities that made handwriting laborious; more access to feedback, both from teachers, who could read printed papers much more quickly than handwritten ones, and, in some  ...  Automated Writing Evaluation Three of the observed schools made use of automated writing evaluation software, which generates scores on students' essays through comparisons to the syntactic, semantic,  ... 
doi:10.1558/wap.v1i1.101 fatcat:urfbtdho6bdn5klnmdzk55dcbe

The Impact of Online Automated Writing Evaluation: A Case Study from Dalian

Changhua Sun Rich
2012 Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics  
Student survey responses and teacher observations are presented as convergent evidence to illustrate the impact AWE technology has on teachers, students, and student achievement in English writing.  ...  Automated writing evaluation (AWE) technology is being adopted in classrooms in China and the USA. This paper presents the results of a case study of the application of AWE in Dalian, China.  ...  Acknowledgements The author wishes to thank the Dalian Education Bureau, the participating schools, teachers and students for supporting and participating in the pilot research study and wishes to thank  ... 
doi:10.1515/cjal-2012-0006 fatcat:bp3ri7xua5fo5o3zkqdsqgogbq

Online Open-Source Writing Aid as a Pedagogical Tool

Beata Lewis Sevcikova
2018 English Language Teaching  
The accessibility and ability to check language mistakes in academic writings such as college-level essays in real time motivates both, teachers and students.  ...  The findings of this empirical-based study indicate that despite some bias, computerized feedback facilitates language learning, assists in improving the quality of writing, and increases student confidence  ...  Acknowledgments The researcher thanks Prince Sultan University and the research group (Language Learning and Teaching Group RG-CH-2016/11/11).  ... 
doi:10.5539/elt.v11n8p126 fatcat:gskasmmszndixjotl6zi4qp35m

The Effect of Using Online Automated Feedback on Iraqi EFL Learners' Writings at University Level

2020 Journal of College of Education for Women  
Therefore, in light of these results, the study highly supports the use and the integration of the online automated feedback tools to teach writing in EFL classrooms.  ...  The study comprised 60 students enrolled in an English language course at the University of Anbar. They were divided randomly into two groups, experimental, and control with 30 students in each.  ...  Introduction Online automated feedback (OAF), known as automated feedback, "automated essay evaluation" (Hoang & Kunnan, 2016, p. 14 ) (AEE), or "automated writing evaluation" (Huang & Renandya, 2018  ... 
doi:10.36231/coeduw/vol31no3.12 fatcat:tlqgxztom5c3pk5lt4x4jv2qce

Didactic subtitling in the Foreign Language (FL) classroom. Improving language skills through task-based practice and Form-Focused Instruction (FFI)

Valentina Ragni
2018 Translation and Translanguaging in Multilingual Contexts  
This article reviews relevant FFI literature, and explores how far active subtitling can provide an effective strategy for focussing on form that leads to communicative language development.  ...  In a still predominantly communicative era, language researchers are questioning the effectiveness of entirely communicative approaches to FLL.  ...  Social interaction and feedback will help learners to be more motivated and focused on the task.  ... 
doi:10.1075/ttmc.00002.rag fatcat:hbs37pzkfvb53hjpfwxkhcsofy

Predicting Specificity in Classroom Discussion

Luca Lugini, Diane Litman
2017 Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications  
High quality classroom discussion is important to student development, enhancing abilities to express claims, reason about other students' claims, and retain information for longer periods of time.  ...  Previous small-scale studies have shown that one indicator of classroom discussion quality is specificity. In this paper we tackle the problem of predicting specificity for classroom discussions.  ...  Amanda Godley, Christopher Olshefski, Zane Denmon, Zinan Zhuang, Clare Miller, Keya Bartolomeo, and Annika Swallen for their contribution, and all the anonymous reviewers for their helpful suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w17-5006 dblp:conf/bea/LuginiL17 fatcat:swzi4r34qnfxziqszbiz4bdaf4

The Dialogic Classroom: Teachers Integrating Computer Technology, Pedagogy, and Research

Jeffrey R. Galin, Joan Latchaw
1999 College composition and communication  
We consider this book an important contribution to the profession of English studies because it helps teachers identify strategies for acting productively in the face of social changes that are so rapid  ...  Faced with these challenges and with others of equal magnitude, many faculty teaching in English studies programs find themselves scrambling to rethink and redesign educational efforts within expanded  ...  the open negotiation of issues in a classroom, and that presumes a reader who reads for information and effect, not simply to evaluate a performance, as a teacher does.  ... 
doi:10.2307/359048 fatcat:6vapcmkhw5ga3lsi53ymisgzti

Automated Writing Analysis for Writing Pedagogy: From Healthy Tension to Tangible Prospects

Elena Cotos
2015 Writing & Pedagogy  
This article aims to engage specialists in writing pedagogy, assessment, genre study, and educational technologies in a constructive dialog and joint exploration of automated writing analysis as a potent  ...  Abstract This article aims to engage specialists in writing pedagogy, assessment, genre study, and educational technologies in a constructive dialog and joint exploration of automated writing analysis  ...  Her research interests include English for specific/academic purposes, corpus-based genre analysis, genre-based writing pedagogy, computer-assisted language learning and assessment, and data-driven learning  ... 
doi:10.1558/wap.v7i2-3.26381 fatcat:6ag77uou5feszlyewyjc35h5iy

Polarity in the Classroom: A Case Study Leveraging Peer Sentiment Toward Scalable Assessment [article]

Zachariah J. Beasley, Les A. Piegl, Paul Rosen
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We end by analyzing validity and discussing conclusions from our corpus of over 6800 peer reviews from nine courses to understand the viability of sentiment in the classroom for increasing the information  ...  from and reliability of grading open-ended assignments in large courses.  ...  Others even go so far as to label the current state-of-the-art sentiment analysis tools deficient on the software engineering domain [24] .  ... 
arXiv:2108.10068v1 fatcat:slmy4p4pmbc2rgnhokkppduvda


Kateryna Karpova
2020 A Journal of Culture English Language Teaching Literature & Linguistics  
The present research is devoted to both theoretical evidence and practical implementation of automated writing evaluation (AWE) tool "Write and Improve" into language learning at a higher educational establishment  ...  The data under investigation indicate that using AWE computer-assisted programs facilitates students' management and increases motivation for writing and revision.  ...  Celtic: A Journal of Culture, English Language Teaching, Literature and Linguistics, 7(2),[137][138][139][140][141][142][143][144][145][146][147][148] [149] [150]  ... 
doi:10.22219/celtic.v7i2.14036 fatcat:qgqq5rpaovf6pabqlkoidkrfam

The New Journal

Martha C. Pennington
2010 Writing & Pedagogy  
Although the primary focus is on the teaching of English writing within formal education, the journal welcomes articles on writing outside of English education, such as the teaching of writing in other  ...  languages, the writing needs of specific workplace contexts, and issues of a theoretical or practical nature involving the nature of writing or research on writing.  ...  In addition, three schools used automated writing evaluation software to score students' essays in comparison to essays previously scored by hand.  ... 
doi:10.1558/wap.v1i1.1 fatcat:ifj4f56apzexbl5u7ylznpko6m

The Impact of Virtual Writing Tutor on Writing Skills and Attitudes of Omani College Students

Amal Aamir Al Badi, Mohamed El Tahir Osman, Abdo, M. Al-Mekhlafi
2020 Journal of Education and Development  
The present study aimed to examine the impact of Virtual Writing Tutor (VWT) software on the academic writing skills of Year 1 Omani EFL students in the College of Applied Science, (CAS)-Sohar and their  ...  In addition, Year 1 students in the experimental group enjoyed using the VWT software and found it beneficial and helpful in checking the accuracy of their essays including spelling, punctuation, grammar  ...  In this study, it referred to online writing software that was used to assist writing composition through the use of automated electronic feedback on the students' essay writing.  ... 
doi:10.20849/jed.v4i3.828 fatcat:oorbqo46w5em3fjaqvhl7mj4ca


1985 Gender Influences in Classroom Interaction  
environments, incentives and barriers, preferred methods for learning about technology, and methods for integrating technology and evaluating the outcomes.  ...  of support and training, and report different motivators and impediments to integrating computer technology. iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This dissertation is the result of the collective efforts of a number of  ...  The following individual describes an on-going process of assessment and evaluation: "(I) constantly seek feedback from the students on which software packages are worth the time and effort to use, i.e  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-752075-9.50001-5 fatcat:yqmiiv2ukfbbhobczyf6q6d4dy

Ethical Implementation of an Automated Essay Scoring (AES) System: A Case Study of Student and Instructor Use, Satisfaction, and Perceptions of AES In a Business Law Course

John Kennedy Lewis
2013 Social Science Research Network  
of language typical of quality writing.  ...  Formative assessment provides feedback to the student on their progress and helps the teacher to refine teaching and learning methods to maximize student progress.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2684803 fatcat:5xwrezlxknaaxgswumhla4fo3u

Automated, adaptive guidance for K-12 education

Libby Gerard, Camillia Matuk, Kevin McElhaney, Marcia C. Linn
2015 Educational Research Review  
Automated adaptive guidance is most effective when students are generating and integrating ideas (e.g. writing essays, making concept diagrams) as opposed to selecting from given options.  ...  We find automated adaptive guidance to be significantly more effective than guidance provided in typical instruction, particularly for students with low prior knowledge.  ...  illustrating the language (2004) essays content and degree of improvement with processing grammar of each revision/feedback cycle on analysis of essay metrics of content adequacy, student essays relevance  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.edurev.2015.04.001 fatcat:dmeirkidcvfq3ks34durdw6i4y
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