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Encouraging independent vocabulary learning in another language
Writing for publication in academic journals
Using Screen casts for Writing Feedback
However, using screen casts to give feedback on students’ writing has been the most successful way I have used in 25 years of teaching. Over a 15-week course students showed considerable autonomous development in their written language skills, redrafting as many as four times whereas past students only redrafted once. Students find them engaging; it has encouraged some of them to learn to type or type better and motivated others to concentrate on their writing accuracy. All of them like the listening practice. Some have even started sharing them with their family and they are learning together.
This approach engages visual, aural and kinesthetic ways of learning, allows the student to learn when they want, at their own pace, share and learn from each other, gives personalized feedback from the teacher, has the ability to present tone and provides an alternative to often illegible teacher’s handwriting feedback. This workshop will also show pitfalls with examples of screen casts from ESOL adult learners.
There were funding cuts from Tertiary Education Commission in 2011 so individual literacy support for refugees, and others who were assessed as needing help, did not eventuate. Screen casts became an effective way to replace the delivery of these one to one weekly tutorials, for my students at least. These adults, who are unable to transfer literacy skills from their first language, are now passing their final writing assessments.