Participants will learn effective techniques for giving feedback on students’ incoherent essays and apply them using one of several digital tools.
During AMICAL2018 in Kyrgyzstan, Birds of Feather discussions had some talks on services offered by writing centers across AMICAL institutions specifically giving feedback on students’ essays. Based on that discussion and that we are in the age of digital learning where educators are urged to instruct less and dedicate more of the class time for students’ practice and professors guidance, the session will focus on effective techniques for giving feedback.
The presenter will discuss a pedagogical problem in academic writing classes which is the production of incoherent essays by undergraduate students. Pedagogical solutions to the problem will be introduced which focus on giving peer feedback. After that, participants will apply the pedagogical techniques on samples of students’ incoherent essays and they will learn more about the EdTech tools which can assist the instructors in that task through hands on experience.
The workshop is designed for academic writing instructors as well as instructional technologists who help faculty in integrating EdTech tools for teaching and learning. It aligns with the theme of “Innovative and Effective Teaching”.