Face-to-Face vs. Online Feedback Approaches and Comments in Academic Writing Courses (76084)

Session Information:

Wednesday, 22 November 2023 15:45
Session: Poster
Room: Orion Hall
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

There are various ways in which teachers provide feedback in L2 academic writing courses. This has been especially true over the past four years during and after the pandemic. It has also been interesting to see how students have altered their own style of giving feedback. This research presents two dimensions—how the teacher has changed his approach to giving feedback during and post-covid. and key differences noted in students’ comments in online and face-to-face contexts. The presenter first gives a visual flowchart of his approach to giving feedback in online and face-to-face contexts. Audience members will be encouraged to reflect on their own teaching environments to see which approach could possibly help to create a smoother feedback process. Secondly, the researcher will present data findings showing the differences in quantity and quality of student feedback between April 2022—April 2023 (online) and April 2022—August 2023 (face to face). Data from feedback collected from the face to face classroom is currently being analyzed, however initial findings show that students’ online comments have more depth, especially in being critical about content and logic, as opposed to the face-to-face environment where students gave mostly surface comments on grammar, spelling, and writing structure. This key finding highlighted the important role affective factors play in the academic writing classroom when providing feedback. The researcher will further provide results showing the change in quantity and type of comments as well as linguistic tone when communicating online and face-to-face.

Matthew Armstrong, Kyushu University, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Matthew Armstrong is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Kyushu University in Japan

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00