Share Paper: An exploratory study of student online collaborative writing with teacher metacognitive prompts

  1. Marie-Claude Gauthier, University of Montreal, Canada
  2. Thierry Karsenti, University of Montreal, Canada
Tuesday, June 26 3:50 PM-4:10 PM Jordaan 2

Abstract: Technology has provided increasingly popular ways for teenagers to communicate. However, there are worries that this trend is having a detrimental effect on their writing skills. In fact, many argue that writing quality has deteriorated due to the stunted writing style of social media, which plays havoc with spelling and grammar and weakens the ability to write more formal texts. In this perspective, we tested an innovative, student-centered learning program that combines technology, writing, collaboration, and feedback. The aim was to explore the extent to which a teacher’s feedback (metacognitive prompts) during collaborative writing tasks acts on students’ overall writing ...