Language Skills College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation

Generic vs. Explicit Grammatical Feedback for Moodle Quiz Items

Mon, Nov 15, 10:45-11:10 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 12

The Moodle item feedback option was used to deliver two types of Japanese feedback, generic and explicit, for performance on multiple-choice items testing knowledge of participles, and comparatives and superlatives. Participants at two institutions, in experimental and control groups, received either the generic feedback (“try harder”) or the explicit explanation of why their selection was incorrect. Pre- and post-tests were used to measure gains. Results and implications will be provided and discussed.