Andrew J. Barnes

Waseda University


Currently a PhD student at Waseda University. Formerly a Database Administrator and IT Trainer in the pharmaceuticals industry. The last 10 years I have been teaching English in Japan in the private sector. My research interests align with student engagement and written corrective feedback. Specifically, how we can use readily available software packages to provide solutions in student engagement, reduce teacher workload and also track what students actually do with said feedback.


Show & Tell Presentation Written Corrective Feedback in digital environments: application and research more

Sat, Jun 5, 14:45-15:15 Asia/Tokyo

As of 2020, more and more language teachers find themselves running their courses remotely. How and whether to make use of Written Corrective Feedback (i.e. grammar correction) in a digital environment is open for consideration. This presentation will be used to discuss and share experiences from both a teacher and researcher perspective at PhD and Master’s levels. It will examine the challenges of implementing Written Corrective Feedback using a variety of tools within different digital teaching environments (fully online and hybrid), including providing grammar correction using e-mail and word-processors, within a Moodle, and finally looking at options provided by Google Classroom. Each will be discussed in terms of advantages and disadvantages that are provided from the perspective of a teacher and/or researcher. Finally, different approaches to WCF will be touched upon that are supported by Cognitive Processing and Sociocultural perspectives. Audience participation is welcomed, with opportunities to share what has worked best for you and any tips you would like to pass on to the community.

Andrew J. Barnes