Internet-Assisted Composition Teaching and Individualized Instructions. Kate Liu, 2001, 3/3 Course: Junior Composition & Conversation URL: Fall http://www.eng.fju.edu.tw/iacd_2000F/junior_com/main.htm Spring http://www.eng.fju.edu.tw/iacd_2001S/junior_comp/. Pros: 1. Its Novelty and funs
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Kate Liu, 2001, 3/3
Course: Junior Composition & Conversation
1. Its Novelty and funs
2. Its Individualized nature
3. Its opportunities for Learner control
4. Its opportunities for rapid, frequent non-judgment feedback. (Wauschauer 1996)
1. Social hierarchy reinforced in students’ different access to the computer.
2. Cold machine vs. Human interactions.
3. Not really individualized; ignoring pyschological and cognitive aspects of individuals’ learning process.CAI in Second Language Acquistion: Prosand Cons
The dichotomies --
*Full-Scale asynchronous distance learning is not impossible in a writing class, with a lot of “human” interactions happening online.
Chiquito, et al
Transformative pedagogy aligned with promoting collaborative relations of power. Developing Critical awareness of language
Mixed, Multiple and Malleable media (focuses on packaged software but not on the Internet)Theoretic framework
1. critical reception/analysis of life in its multiplicity and
2. active self-constructions and presentation.
1. Understand the students from
2. Avoid moral judgment by me or by students themselves.
3. Allow them time to get used to the Computer/Internet.
4. Incoporate their interest into in-class activities. e.g. music, fashion.
Non-Internet Stimuli Instructions
Films, Animations, Role-Play, Music Videos, Commercials, etc.
Focus for discussion:
1. Feedback to students’ writings
2. Error analysis
3. Web Quest
4. Web Site Production ProjectMultiple Stimuli & Interactions
Use of the Internet: email, discussion board, online review materials, websites,
for quick comments;
can be messy
1. Marginal comments on the left column,
2. Longer comments in end note or annotation.
Exmple 4: Freer Combination
Traditional writing Instructions
Linear development of parts.
Self-Contained. Usu. written for teacher only.(Wauschauer 2000 67)
Inverted Pyramids in Cyberspace (Jakob Nielsen) and interconnected “nodes.”
Written for “public” audience; linkable to other texts.
Can be updated later on.Individualized Instructions + Computer (4) Web Project: 1-2. Differences between Traditional Writing and Web Writing