Innovation in Language Learning

Edition 17

Accepted Abstracts

Peer Feedback 2.0

Elham Akbari, Department of Education (Iran, Islamic Republic of)


Since one of the most important functions of social networks is the establishment of interaction and peer feedback is the result of the interaction between individuals in the learning process, the present research investigated the role of peer feedback in language learning. Students' views on peer feedback were investigated before and after the course. Important similarities and differences were also noticed between the two research groups, that is, the control face-to-face group and the experimental Facebook group. The results showed that in both groups, the students had positive views about peer feedback both in general education and learning languages before the course and that the positive attitude has increased more in the group using Facebook than the face-to-face group. The research also showed that there were significant differences between the peer feedback produced in face-to-face classrooms and Facebook in terms of shape and number. The corrective feedback occurred at a higher rate than others in both groups. However, the mean achieved in the Facebook group is about twice the mean in the face-to-face group. The results indicated a significant difference between the two groups in the production of different types of peer feedback in the course.

Keywords: Social Networks, language learning, Peer feedback 2.0, Type of peer feedback, learning outcomes.

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