A mixed-methods study of feedback modes in EFL writing

dc.contributor.author Bakla, Arif
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-31T15:56:38Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-31T15:56:38Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-01
dc.description.abstract As digital technologies have become ubiquitous thanks to the Internet, new modes of feedback in L2 writing have emerged, yet what remains unclear is how feedback given through alternative modes helps improve writing quality and how new feedback tools fit in the overall context of writing instruction. Therefore, the purpose of this embedded mixed-methods study is to assess how three online feedback modes help improve student writing. Thirty-three intermediate Turkish-L1 learners of English received written, audio and screencast feedback in Google Drive to improve their writing in a multi-draft essay-writing task and an essay-revision task with three parallel essays. The results indicated that it was the audio group that made the highest number of correct revisions in the essay-writing task, while there was not a significant difference among the three feedback modes in the essay-revision task. Semi-structured interviews and screen recordings provided qualitative data about their preferences and how they worked with each mode to address both microlevel and macrolevel problems. The participants did not uniformly prefer a particular feedback mode but highlighted the potential benefits and downsides of each mode.
dc.identifier.citation Bakla, A. (2020). A mixed-methods study of feedback modes in EFL writing. Language Learning & Technology, 24(1), 107–128. https://doi.org/10125/44712
dc.identifier.doi 10125/44712
dc.identifier.issn 1094-3501
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/44712
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.publisher (co-sponsored by Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, University of Texas at Austin)
dc.subject Computer-assisted Language Learning
dc.subject EFL Writing
dc.subject Feedback Modes
dc.subject Audiovisual Feedback
dc.title A mixed-methods study of feedback modes in EFL writing
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.endingpage 128
prism.number 1
prism.publicationname Language Learning & Technology
prism.startingpage 107
prism.volume 24
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