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An Integrated Approach to Providing Feedback in a Blended Course of Academic Writing

David Newbold    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

An exploration of ways of providing feedback was conducted in a blended course of academic writing for postgraduate (PhD) students in history, geography and anthropology. The online resources of the Moodle Platform were used to provide initial, colour-coded feedback, which proved simple to use (for the teacher) and easy to interpret (for the students). The redrafted versions made as a result of this feedback were then subjected to peer revision and a final teacher overview in a follow-up workshop. The study concludes by suggesting that an integrated approach to feedback, using online and traditional resources, can enhance a process-oriented approach to teaching writing, while addressing the issue of time management of feedback which has been identified as a major concern of teachers of writing.

Published
July 1, 2013
Language
IT