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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.
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.
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
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