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dc.contributor.authorLouw, Henk
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Brenda
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-21T08:57:56Z
dc.date.available2010-05-21T08:57:56Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationLouw, H. & Spencer, B. 2008. A practice-based evaluation of an on-line writing evaluation system: first-world technology in a third-world teaching context. Language matters: studies in the languages of Southern Africa, 39(1):111-125, [https://doi.org/10.1080/10228190802321061]en
dc.identifier.issn0256-5986
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/3061
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/10228190802321061
dc.description.abstractThe core question interrogated by Spencer and Louw in this article is: ‘What is the theoretical best practice in using computer-assisted language learning (CALL) for automated response to student writing, and how effectively can this be applied to the South African teaching context?’ To answer this question, we discuss the advances represented by the CriterionSM Online Writing Evaluation system, a web-based service developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service) to evaluate student writing and provide feedback. Theory is juxtaposed with application. A practice-based evaluation of the implementation of this programme at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University was conducted in which the Criterion service was used by approximately 1 000 students per year, in 2005 and 2006. The students were enrolled in English I, Academic Literacy, English for Law Students and English for the Professions. One of the authors, Henk Louw, acted as administrator for this project. This article explores the advantages and challenges of implementing this American technology in a South African teaching context.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis Groupen
dc.titleA practice-based evaluation of an on-line writing evaluation system: first-world technology in a third-world teaching contexten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.researchID12130478 - Louw, Henk


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