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ERIC Number: ED469395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 15
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www.WorldWideWriting.com: Developing a Multi-Lingual Process-Oriented Feedback Programme.
Ammerlaan, Ton
This paper describes work in progress on a multilingual, interactive, Web-based learning tool for writers, which is run collaboratively by staff from two Dutch universities. The site is part of a larger package that links the editing and word processing capabilities of Word and the communication and document exchange features of an e-learning platform like Blackboard to the comprehensive feedback categories of Alexis. The project provides process-oriented feedback during and after the writing process, improving cooperation between students to enable collaborative learning, allowing teachers and students to add their feedback to the Alexis grid, and combining all tools needed to write (e.g., dictionaries, style sheets, and online databases). This paper discusses project setup and describes genres and feedback options, such as an updated and integrated version of the Alexis program and a student-centered space structured by a series of assignments and cases intended to maximize student motivation. It also identifies various challenges in designing and developing the computer environment and discusses how these have been addressed. Data from student surveys and interviews indicated that half of the respondents had used the tool during their course assignments. Most were positive about their use of this tool and felt that the feedback improved their text. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands