Shared Video Media: A New Environment to Support Peer Feedback in Second Language Learning
Yanyan Sun, Ohio University, United States ; Jia Yu, Penn State University, United States ; Fei Gao, Bowling Green State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The study explores how a shared video media, Voicethread, supports an online environment for peer feedback in second language speaking. Fifty eight undergraduate students who enrolled in an intermediate Chinese language course participate in the study. During the study, the participants are asked to complete four speaking projects and provide feedback on their peer’s performance in the projects using Voicethread. Two surveys are conducted to understand participants’ learning experience in the Voicethread environment. The findings suggest that participants of this study perceive the activities in Voicethread as beneficial to improve their oral Chinese proficiency. The process of assessing other’s work and providing feedback to others is helpful for them to recognize the limitations in their own performances.
Sun, Y., Yu, J. & Gao, F. (2013). Shared Video Media: A New Environment to Support Peer Feedback in Second Language Learning. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1746-1751). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).