Teachers’ Expectations and Acceptance of a Home-grown Networked Automated Essay Scorer with Feedback (AESF) for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Classroom

Ng, Sing Yii and Hong, Kian Sam and Lee, Nung Kion and Bong, Chih How (2015) Teachers’ Expectations and Acceptance of a Home-grown Networked Automated Essay Scorer with Feedback (AESF) for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Classroom. In: 24th MELTA International Conference, The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

When introducing any online system into the classroom, teachers’ acceptance and expectations are the prerequisites for its success because teachers are the ones who implement the system. They are the driving forces that ensure the system is used, works and serves its purposes. This study aimed to determine teachers’ acceptance of, and expectations about the introduction of an automated networked-based essay scorer that provides immediate feedback in terms of scores and remarks called the Automated Essay Scoring Feedback (AESF). A total of eight experienced MUET teachers were selected to be interviewed. The qualitative findings were analysed, coded and trended. One of the findings indicates that essay writing is the most underdeveloped skills because it is demanding on the students and teachers who have to guide, assess, respond and document their students’ writing. The proposal of a home-grown and networked AESF was positively accepted by the teachers despite being sceptical about the reliability and other technical issues. Some practical considerations that emerged from the study that contribute towards the design and development of AESF, include the need for immediacy, ease of use, usefulness, and reliability and validity. Being home-grown, AESF can overcome a fundamental drawback of commercially available Automated Essay Scorer (AES), namely culturalsensitivity and validity.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automated Essay Scorer, Teachers’ Expectations, Teachers’ Acceptance, Malaysia University English Test (MUET), research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2017 07:40
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2017 07:40
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/17427

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