Upcoming ELL Seminar (15th Jan):Text Talk: Using Screen-Capture Technology to Respond to Students’ Writing by Professor Chris M Anson

Upcoming ELL Seminar (15th Jan):Text Talk: Using Screen-Capture Technology to Respond to Students’ Writing by Professor Chris M Anson

Date
Monday, 06 January 2014

Upcoming ELL Seminar (15th Jan):Text Talk: Using Screen-Capture Technology to Respond to Students’ Writing by Professor Chris M Anson

Composition scholars have long argued that nothing contributes more strongly to students’ development as writers than carefully considered response to their work. For several decades, researchers have studied teacher response from multiple perspectives, including the style, focus, quantity, and interpersonal nature of marginal and end comments (Anson, 2012; Straub, 2006).

However, emerging technologies now offer new options for response, including audio-visual commentary provided through screen captures. At present, we know little about how such a shift in modality affects the nature of response, nor how students react to and use it as learners.

This presentation will 1) briefly explain and demonstrate the use of screen-capture technology to respond to and evaluate students’ writing; 2) share the results of our ongoing studies investigating students’ and teachers’ impressions and perceived effectiveness of this mode of response; and 3) describe some preliminary findings of a new study involving the use of screen capture for students’ peer review of drafts in progress.

Anson, Chris M. "What Good Is It? The Effects of Teacher Response on Students'     

Development." Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White. Ed. Norbert Elliot and Les Perelman. New York: Hampton Press, 2012. 187-202.

Straub, Richard (Ed.). (2006). Key works on teacher response. Portsmouth, NH:

Heinemann-Boynton/Cook. 

Seminar Details

Date: Wednesday, 15th January 2014

Venue & Time: Lecture Theater 7 (NIE2-01-LT7) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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