Wikis: The effects of corrective feedback on EFL learners' written accuracy

Sarah Hsueh Jui Liu, Yu Ju Lan

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Abstract

This pilot study aims to explore the effect of corrective feedback on learners' written productions by looking at two types of feedback on verb and preposition errors taking place on wikis. Corrective feedback types include recasts (reformulations of incorrect forms) and metalinguistic clues (explanations for linguistic errors). Thirteen English as a foreign language (EFL) learners participated in this study. They were randomly assigned into the three conditions, namely, recasts, metalinguistic clues, and no feedback. The preliminary results derived from the posttest writing suggest that those who received corrective feedback outperformed those who did not; the metalinguistic clues group had a greater number of correct targeted items than did the recast group. Furthermore, all participants of the three groups agreed that corrective feedback was necessary to enhance writing abilities in English. This study concludes with the pedagogical implications and suggestions for future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
EditorsYing-Tien Wu, Tomoko Kojiri, Siu Cheung Kong, Feiyue Qiu, Hiroaki Ogata, Thepchai Supnithi, Yonggu Wang, Weiqin Chen
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages587-592
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801472
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 2015 Nov 302015 Dec 4

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NameWorkshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015

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Other23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period15/11/3015/12/4

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Keywords

  • Computer mediated communication (CMC)
  • Corrective feedback
  • Metalinguistic clues
  • Recasts
  • Second or foreign language (l2/FL)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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Liu, S. H. J., & Lan, Y. J. (2015). Wikis: The effects of corrective feedback on EFL learners' written accuracy. In Y-T. Wu, T. Kojiri, S. C. Kong, F. Qiu, H. Ogata, T. Supnithi, Y. Wang, ... W. Chen (Eds.), Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 (pp. 587-592). (Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Wikis : The effects of corrective feedback on EFL learners' written accuracy. / Liu, Sarah Hsueh Jui; Lan, Yu Ju.

Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015. ed. / Ying-Tien Wu; Tomoko Kojiri; Siu Cheung Kong; Feiyue Qiu; Hiroaki Ogata; Thepchai Supnithi; Yonggu Wang; Weiqin Chen. Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 2015. p. 587-592 (Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Liu, SHJ & Lan, YJ 2015, Wikis: The effects of corrective feedback on EFL learners' written accuracy. in Y-T Wu, T Kojiri, SC Kong, F Qiu, H Ogata, T Supnithi, Y Wang & W Chen (eds), Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015. Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015, Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, pp. 587-592, 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015, Hangzhou, China, 15/11/30.
Liu SHJ, Lan YJ. Wikis: The effects of corrective feedback on EFL learners' written accuracy. In Wu Y-T, Kojiri T, Kong SC, Qiu F, Ogata H, Supnithi T, Wang Y, Chen W, editors, Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015. Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. 2015. p. 587-592. (Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015).
Liu, Sarah Hsueh Jui ; Lan, Yu Ju. / Wikis : The effects of corrective feedback on EFL learners' written accuracy. Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015. editor / Ying-Tien Wu ; Tomoko Kojiri ; Siu Cheung Kong ; Feiyue Qiu ; Hiroaki Ogata ; Thepchai Supnithi ; Yonggu Wang ; Weiqin Chen. Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 2015. pp. 587-592 (Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015).
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