Language Skills College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation
Beginner Learners’ Writing Ability Development Through Online Peer Feedback
This presentation reports on findings from a mixed-methods research study with 40 beginner-level university students to explore the effects of asynchronous and synchronous online peer feedback (AOPF and SOPF) on their lexical diversity in writing based on data collected from students’ cause-and-effect essay drafts and their feedback comments. Findings illustrated that AOPF provided students with more opportunities to negotiate with others and had a more positive influence on their lexical diversity than SOPF.
Naoya SHIBATA is currently working as a part-time lecturer at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, and other universities in Aichi. He is also an Ed.D in TESOL candidate at Anaheim University whilst working as a publication chair at Nagoya JALT and an international affairs committee member at JALT. His research interests include second language writing, content-based instruction, learner beliefs, and curriculum design. In the 2021 academic year, he is doing a research study as a JALT 2020 research grant winner.