This webinar is hosted in English
This session will present one way of providing formative feedback to the English-as-a-foreign/second language writer through the use of different technologies. The Canvas platform (by Instructure.com) and Google Drive will be the two main technologies discussed, but will also include alternative technologies that could be used as well. Besides technology use, direct and indirect feedback techniques will be presented and will include an example of how a writing error code system can be used to prompt a writer’s awareness of standard English irregularities. Examples of self, peer, and instructor-lead feedback processes will be shared as learning to improve one’s writing is seen as a communal effort. Finally, an explanation of rubrics and rubric grading logic will reveal how qualitative feedback descriptors get converted to a quantitative grading system. The session is designed to be more of a descriptive account of providing written feedback than a prescriptive approach to any definitive way of giving feedback through the use of technology. Attendees will be encouraged to share ideas and experiences both as a whole group discussion as well as via the backchannel (chat) that takes place during the presentation itself.
Benjamin Stewart holds a master’s degree in education, curriculum and instruction: technology from Grand Canyon University and is pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership. He’s a full-time EFL teacher educator and researcher at the University of Aguascalientes with a particular interest professional learning and personal learning networks.
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