Title: An integrative approach based on using annotations and computer-mediated feedback to support learners' proficiency in the English language

Authors: Ali Abuseileek

Addresses: Al al-Bayt University, P.O. Box 130040, Mafraq 25113, Jordan

Abstract: This study investigated the effect of using annotations and computer-mediated feedback to enhance learners' proficiency in English. The participants were 57 who were assigned randomly into two treatment conditions: in line (annotations and track changes), and marginal (annotations and comments) versus the control condition. Students in the treatment conditions had access to annotated vocabulary items while reading texts, and provided/received peer feedback about writing and grammar errors using track changes or marginal comments. Results showed that students in the treatment conditions significantly outperformed those in the control group on the post-tests on measures of the overall mean scores in reading comprehension, vocabulary learning, writing performance, and grammar accuracy. There was a higher significant effect for the in line location of the reading text than the marginal location on learners proficiency in reading comprehension and vocabulary learning using track changes than marginal comments on their writing performance and grammar accuracy.

Keywords: annotation; comment; feedback; track changes; computer-mediated communication; CMC; peer review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2017.086383

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2017 Vol.12 No.2, pp.165 - 185

Available online: 23 Aug 2017

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article