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ERIC Number: EJ1084695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
Audio and Written Comments in an Online Undergraduate Composition Class: Student and Instructor Approaches and Preferences
Cavanaugh, Andrew; Song, Liyan
American Journal of Distance Education, v29 n4 p248-259 2015
This study investigated students' and instructors' approaches and preferences to audio and written comments in an online undergraduate composition class. A mixed-method design was employed utilizing both a survey instrument and interviews for data collection. Forty-nine students and five instructors participated. Students gave more positive ratings to audio comments than to written comments on global- and middle-level items. However, their impressions on the comprehensibility of audio and written comments at the micro level were mixed. Instructors showed a preference for audio comments over written comments in terms of time investment. In addition, instructor commenting styles and the medium used influenced the time invested in providing comments
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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