Promoting Students’ Listening Comprehension through Online Peer-Correction
Listening practices have widely been conducted face to face in language laboratory for years in language laboratory. However, students’ interaction and collaboration were not much emphasized because of teacher-centred learning. The teaching of listening in language laboratory focuses primarily on how to answer comprehension questions correctly without any interactive discussion. Students just relied on teacher’s absolute role in language laboratory. Thus, the students were not independent in learning listening. Meanwhile, limited materials used in listening instruction are mostly influenced by teacher educator’s textbooks whose content lacked of authenticity. Promoting online learning in listening practices and evaluating students’ outcomes through peer-corrective feedback through learning platform were needed to enhance their comprehension. This article highlighted five central issues, including: (1) theoritical framework of online learning; (2) edmodo as a learning platform for online mediated listening tool; (3) the selection of authentic listening materials; (4) peer-collaborative correction in listening tasks; and (5) the development of students’ autonomous listening through online corrective feedbacks. The impacts of this article findings successfully contributed to support teachers’ educators face-to-face language laboratory based listening practices while promoting students’ collaboration, autonomy, and comprehension.
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