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Implementing and evaluating a self-assessment mechanism for the web-based Language and Style course.

Alderson, J. Charles and McIntyre, Daniel (2006) Implementing and evaluating a self-assessment mechanism for the web-based Language and Style course. Language and Literature, 15 (3). pp. 291-306.

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Abstract

This article reports on the project to design and implement a web-based mechanism for formative self-assessment, to be used as part of Mick Short's online stylistics course, Language and Style (see the preface to this issue for details). Using the self-assessment mechanism, students can compare their own performance on extended academic tasks (the stylistic analysis of three literary texts – a poem, a piece of prose fiction and a drama extract) with benchmarked sample answers. In this article we describe the process of developing benchmarks for the self-assessment mechanism and explain how this mechanism works in practice. Finally, we discuss students’ reactions to the self-assessment instruments, as part of our own assessment of their validity and pedagogical value.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Language and Literature
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment • benchmarking • computer-assisted learning • e-learning • evaluation • self-assessment • stylistics pedagogy • web-based learning
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 3908
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2008 16:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2012 14:40
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3908

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