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Imaginary Friends, Stalking, And Curating The Web: An Esl Student's Use Of Social Media, Luca Giupponi Jan 2013

Imaginary Friends, Stalking, And Curating The Web: An Esl Student's Use Of Social Media, Luca Giupponi

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Social media is a phenomenon that has only emerged in the last few years, but has quickly become one of the principal venues for communication between individuals. Because of recent technological developments in mobile technologies, individuals can now connect with their social network anywhere and anytime. Participation in networked online communities has been so pervasive that it has started to influence many of the ways in which individuals understand themselves and the world, communicate with each other, and engage in practices such as literacy and media consumption (Thorne & Black, 2008). One of the consequences of this qualitative shift is the development of cultures-of- use that shape the ways in which learners participate in computer-mediated interaction and literacy consumption (Thorne, 2003) and that are often inconsistent with institutionally promoted practices. This mismatch could lead to a diminished effectiveness of traditional computer-mediated pedagogical practices; on the other hand, an increased awareness of existing computer-mediated practices could ...


L1 Feedback In Automated Writing Evaluation: From Learners' Perspectives, Jayme Lynn Wilken Jan 2013

L1 Feedback In Automated Writing Evaluation: From Learners' Perspectives, Jayme Lynn Wilken

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Learner attitudes and use of L1 glossed feedback in an automated writing evaluation program, Criterion®, were investigated in an intact IEP classroom setting. In this four week mixed methods study, students used Criterion®, to write and revise short essays and respond to surveys weekly. In addition, semi-structured interviews and screen capture videos were used with two focus participants. In weeks 1 and 3, students received English feedback (L2), but in weeks 2 and 4, students also received automated feedback in their native language (L1). Open coding was used to analyze the data (Esterberg, 2002).

Because glossed feedback has been shown ...


Facilitating Revision In The English As A Second Language (Esl) Composition Classroom Through Computer-Based Multimodal Composing Activities: A Case Study Of Composing Practices Of Esl Students, Richmond Solomon Kwesi Dzekoe Jan 2013

Facilitating Revision In The English As A Second Language (Esl) Composition Classroom Through Computer-Based Multimodal Composing Activities: A Case Study Of Composing Practices Of Esl Students, Richmond Solomon Kwesi Dzekoe

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Literature on second language (L2) writing indicates that, on their own, L2 writers are not able to notice problems with the linguistic and rhetorical features of their drafts and do successful self-revision; and that there is the need to facilitate self-revision in the L2 writing classroom. In view of this need, this dissertation explored the potential of computer-based multimodal composing activities (CBMCA) to help L2 writers' do self-revision in academic writing. It analyzed how 22 English as a second language (ESL) students used the CBMCA to facilitate self-revision as they composed academic papers.

Data collection and analysis were based on ...