Wednesday, April 08, 2009

E-tivity 5: Feedback

Hello all, especially those of you who were not in class on Thursday.
This week, I must admit, I was surprised that many of you wrote you found the e-tivity interesting. As I wrote in the feedback, judging by your expressions in the classroom you all looked utterly bored - so either you lie on your blogs or I can't trust your expressions ;-)

Anyway, I was pleased to see you are developing a critical approach to all of the information you find anywhere. In today's so-called 'information society' or 'knowledge society', critical awareness is very important. I also think you are slowly making improvements in accuracy. Some continue to make 'the same old mistakes', but, indeed, it does take time to get over bad habits so don't get discouraged.

As I said in class, although I only correct two groups' writing each week (due to time constraints), I am certain we all have a lot to learn from each other's mistakes. Indeed, it might be a worthwhile task to critically assess my feedback, make a list of the typical errors and go back and see if you can correct your own blog post!

Finally, last week, Francesca was really the only one who provided detailed linguistic feedback. Her comments were not always 100% correct, but providing linguistic feedback (as I said in class) serves two purposes:
  1. for the person providing the feedback, it requires you to reflect on somebody else's written work;
  2. for the person receiving the feedback, it requires you to decide whether or not you accept your peers' feedback or not.
In other words, we all learn from peer feedback. Therefore, I would encourage you all to make a greater effort in E-tivity 6 to provide one another with peer feedback.

Click here to see feedback for this e-tivity.

I hope you all enjoy your Easter break. I think we are making progress - we just have to keeep on working!

See you on the 29th!

Sarah

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Sorry Sarah, I am not sure I did it properly because you did not correct my feedbacks.....but I wrote them.

Sarah said...

Sorry Sarah, I am not sure I did it properly because you did not correct my feedbacks.....but I wrote them.

Lamericaana said...

Dear Sarah,
Correct me if I'm wrong, but when I 'copied' all of the materials from your group to give feedback - on Wednesday I believe - you had still not made your blog post or provided feedback to your peers. The deadline is always Wednesday so theoretically you have until midnight, but if I'm going to give you feedback for Thursday morning, I have to do this on Wednesday afternoon! I apologize if I made a mistake and you think you had it posted. If so, let me know and I'll give you some feedback.

Sarah