AWKER (Academic writing checKER) prepares students for success as writers supported by LECTURER FEEDBACK AND OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT. This step-by-step, AWKER as a product of Assessment Software provides a comprehensive advice and correction to write thesis proposal, and enhances students higher order thinking to learn autonomous from lecturer feedback.
AWKER Speed up the assessment cycle, save teaching time, and support immediate student feedback with auto-scoring. The scoring is built based on two trait measures that consist of the accuracy and content of thesis proposal that is integrated with purpose and quality of academic writing assessment. Accuracy is to measure how to correct students' use of the language system is including the use of grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanic, and vocabulary, as well as the novelty or originality of writing. Content is to measure student’s knowledge and understanding refers to the newest literature on the selected topic and to adopt the decision based on collected and analyzed data.
AWKER reflects current technology, teaching model, and classroom assessment standards in educational field through Blended learning or Hybrid learning. AWKER is equipped with Dialogic Electronic as a place for lecturer and students to give feedback and respond on assessment. Dialogic Electronic is a model of higher order thinking embodied in an electronic dialogue consisting of optimal lecturer feedback orientation and a set of assessment rules specifically designed to support formative assessment in the classroom.
AWKER is a product of the imperative to embrace technological innovation in higher education and learning in meeting the challenges of a modernized and expanded Higher Education. For student, it is providing direct and immediate feedback for the student, increase students’ digital literacy, improving student performance, and increase student engagement. For lecturer, it is reducing the time and effort of the lecturer, less paper, printing and transport used overall, and encouraging high-order thinking, supply immediate and focused feedback on students’ work, record highly detailed student learning analytics and present them to the lecturer in real-time
The Research Design
This research is an experimental research. According to (Cresswell, 2008, P. 295) “experiment is you test an idea (or practice or procedure) to determine whether it influences an outcome or dependent variable”. In this research, the researcher used quasi-experimental design control group, which used the two group pretest- posttest design. Gay and Airaisian (2000, p. 367), says that experimental research is “the only type of the research that can test hypothesis to establish cause and effects relationship”. The design of this research was quasi-experimental design that involved two groups; a control group and an experimental group.
In conducting the research, there were two classes that were used as experimental and control classes. The students were ... Login To Read More
A. Background of the Problem
Pronunciation is the crucial aspect that must be considered by Indonesian students in speaking English. As the definition of speaking “speaking is a process that covers many things in addition to the pronunciation of individual sounds” Lewis and Hill (1993., p. 54) in (Januarty,Asib and Suparno,2018 p. 11) it can bee seen that pronunciation is the main point of speaking. Natasha (2011) stated that pronunciation has main role in speaking, because in speaking English, someone is not only must have good grammar and many vocabularies but also how to pronounce the words correctly and fluently. This statement indicates that the students must be mastered in pronunciation if they want to speak English clearly and easy to be understood by others. However, to acquire go ... Login To Read More
Reading is one of skill in English. Besides, reading skills is one of important to get information. Information of the text be mastery of reading comprehension, the students need abilities. Ability of Reading, the students must know affect Harvey and Goudvis (2007) conclude that there are three factors that affect reading comprehension. The abilities of reading comprehension are vocabularies development, punctuation, and background of the students. Besides, reading comprehension need ability to process text, understand about the meaning text, and knowledge of the text. Reading of the text has components such as grammatical, idiom, morpheme, etc. In Reading, a reader needs awareness to get info ... Login To Read More