Dr Giang Hoang
- Project status
- Visiting Fellowships
A Comparative Study of Computer-mediated Teacher Feedback Versus Automated Feedback: Feedback Provision and Learner Uptake in L2 W
Feedback in second language (L2) writing has increasingly relied on technology with the commenting and change tracking functions on Word or online platforms (e.g., wikis, Google Docs). Recently, writing instructors have also supplemented their feedback with automated writing evaluation programs which provide instant and computer-generated diagnostic feedback. Although multimodal feedback is increasingly used in L2 writing classes, little is known about the comparative dynamics of different feedback modalities. The proposed joint research combines textual analysis, eye-tracking technology, and stimulated recalls to investigate computer mediated teacher written feedback and how it compares to the feedback from the automated program ‘Write & Improve’ developed by Cambridge University. Through collaborative research with professor Guoxing Yu, one of the founders of the British Council Eye-tracking Special Interest Group, I look to join a network of researchers and scholars interested in putting eye tracking technology to assessment research, especially formative feedback in second language writing assessment.