Battling the Tyranny of the Thousands with a SWoRD: Scaffolded Writing and ReWriting in the Discipline
Kwangsu Cho, Christian Schunn, LRDC, UNIV. of PITTSBURGH, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper describes how SWoRD (Scaffolded Writing and Rewriting in the Discipline), a web-based application, supports the process of writing practice by supporting inaccurate student peer reviews. To help students construct coherent knowledge as well as writing and review skills, SWoRD supports a whole process of writing, reviewing, back-reviewing, rewriting, re-reviewing, and re-back-reviewing by scaffolding the journal publication process as its authentic practice model. Furthermore, SWoRD seriously considers the limited effectiveness of peer feedback that is generally inaccurate compared to instructors' feedback by implementing three dimensional evaluations (flow, logic, and insight) and three review accuracy indices (systemic differences, consistency, and sensitivity).
Cho, K. & Schunn, C. (2003). Battling the Tyranny of the Thousands with a SWoRD: Scaffolded Writing and ReWriting in the Discipline. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 373-376). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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