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ERIC Number: EJ1014418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
Using Track Changes and Word Processor to Provide Corrective Feedback to Learners in Writing
AbuSeileek, A. F.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v29 n4 p319-333 Aug 2013
This study investigated the effect of computer-mediated corrective feedback types in an English as a foreign language (EFL) intact class over time. The participants were 64 English majors who were assigned randomly into three treatment conditions that gave and received computer-mediated corrective feedback while writing (track changes, word processor, and track changes and word processor) and one control group that neither gave nor received writing corrective feedback. Students sat to a pre-test (week 1), immediate post-test (week 8) and delayed post-test (week 12) in writing. Results showed decrease in mean error and mean feedback in students' writing performance related to correcting 11 major error types on immediate and delayed post-tests, indicating that there was a significant effect for feedback type in favour of the group that used a combination of track changes and word processor. There was also a significant effect for the computer-mediated corrective feedback over the control group. Moreover, results showed that both mean error and mean feedback decreased significantly from pre-test to post-test (week 1-week 8), indicating that overall, there was a significant change over time. (Contains 7 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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