Upcoming ELL Seminar (15th Jan):Text Talk: Using Screen-Capture Technology to Respond to Students’ Writing by Professor Chris M Anson
Monday, 06 January 2014
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
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'
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:
Date: Wednesday, 15th January 2014
Venue & Time: Lecture Theater 7 (NIE2-01-LT7) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.