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ERIC Number: EJ1104034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Teaching Techniques: Audiovisual Feedback in EFL/ESL Writing Classes
Woodard, William J.
English Teaching Forum, v54 n2 p29-32 2016
In this article, William J. Woodard, an English teacher preparing students for university-level work in academic English, describes a more effective student feedback technique that decreases the amount of time spent writing such feedback. Woodard explains his discovery of the tool "Jing." Jing is a free application for PCs and Macs by TechSmith, a company that specializes in screen capture. Jing records everything done in an area on the PC screen, as well as ones voice. Jing allows for showing rather than telling others how to do something much more clearly and in much less time than writing. Jing videos have the advantages of being clear and exact, and they can be viewed as many times as necessary and at a time convenient to the viewer. Student reactions to the audiovisual feedback was positive. Not only did they get a clear explanation of the areas in their paragraphs that needed work, they got the added dividend of being able to practice listening to English in a meaning-rich context. The advantages to audiovisual feedback are that it allows for more feedback of a higher quality, reduces the amount of time spent on grading and feedback, and provides an opportunity for students to practice listening.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software, Video Technology, Audiovisual Communications, Listening Skills, Writing Instruction
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