Proceedings of 17th International CALL Conference : Task design and CALL
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
The study explores the effectiveness of the design and incorporation of technology-mediated module for writing skills, developed for English as Second Language (ESL) learners at a university in Hong Kong. Through a tailor-made technology-enhanced writing program, units catering to specific writing outcomes were designed, developed, and incorporated to help first-year university students develop a range of written communication skills. An evaluation of the effectiveness of the online task-based writing program was conducted through a one group pre-test post-test pre-experimental research design. With an enriching learning experience through reinforcement, interaction, and scaffolding, findings revealed that specifically designed technology-mediated tasks helped enhance students’ writing skills required at the tertiary level.
Hiradhar, P. (2015). Task-based pedagogy in technology mediated writing. In Proceedings of of 17th International CALL Conference : Task design and CALL, pp. 21-26. Tarragona, Spain : Universitat Rovira i Virgili.