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March 23--Graduate Students' Presentations #2
by 徐碧霙 2009-03-23 12:10:25, Reply(26), Views(1799)

Sadia, Crytal, and Vivian were AWESOME this morning.

I can tell they really understand the articles and I appreciate their ppt design as well.

Here are some feedback and questions from the peers.

 

Graduate student-Crystal

Graduate students-Sadia

Graduate student-Vivian

Attachments:
1. Crystal.ppt (1.8 MB)
2. Sadia.ppt (1.2 MB)
3. Vivian.ppt (1.6 MB)
Reply(26)

Comments

 

Sadia

Crytal

Vivian

Strength

*   Clear PPT design

*   Fluent presentation

*   Clear explanation on slid 7

*   The procedure of the research is quite clear.

*   Dress up!

*   Having an application of the research.

*   Having the comparison chart.

*   Showing the researcher’s picture

*   Good chart!

*   Well organization

*   Indicating the rational

*   Good PPT design

*   Dress up!

*   Well organization

*   Neat table

*   Good reflection

*   Dress up!

*   Well organization

Weakness

*   Some slides have too many information on it.

*   Lack of eyes contact

*   The order of the animation in slid 10 is not well.

*   Some slide’s color is not clear

*   It’s a conference paper.

*   A little nervous

*   Some pronunciation problems

*   Take care of your body!

 

Question

What’s the frequency of the Slid 9?  Is it the number of the participants?

The age of your participants is quite different from the research. Do you think that is a problem to apply i- move to the older learners?  

The name of the subjects is real or makeup?

For Crystal

Strength

Weakness

Question

1.      Fluency presentation.

2.      The research questions on the PPT are well organized (slide6-10).

3.      Confidence.

1.      Light blue words are not clear.

2.      The article is not supportable.

1. Where are the answers to the research questions 1-4?

For Sadia

Strength

Weakness

Question

1.      Interesting topic.

2.      The globe logo is suitable for this article.

3.      Formal dress.

1.      More smile will be better.

1. Do you think 3 months’ training at the counter is too long for a employee due to he/she just needs to converse about check in, out, or miscellaneous requests?

For Vivian

Strength

Weakness

Question

1.      Well-organized introduction.

2.      Clear methodology chart.

3.      Clear conclusion.

1.      Weak voice.

1. On, slide 11, who are the 3 experienced TAs, native speakers or nonnative speakers?

Comments

 

Crystal

Vivian

Sadia

Strength

Understand the hole paper quite well.

Great PPT design and very smooth!

I like the application.

Well organized presentation!

Dress up!  Very neat!

Did a good job!

Look professional!

Giving a clear explanation.

Interesting topic! Nice PPT design.

Weakness

Note for the color change in slide 13 and 14.

 

No eye contact at the beginning of presentation

Some words pounces not quite well

Question

What is pedagogy mean? Could you give a detail explanation?

Just like you said, the technical problem is high. Why they choose K-12 as their participants?

According to the presentation, you mention that it’s a qualitative research though why did it still apply a questionnaire.

What the content of the questionnaire are talk about?

What’s the research question of this paper?

 

Strength

Weakness

Crystal

1.      She’s familiar with topic.

2.      Clear chart for application.

3.      Smooth presentation skills.

4.      Neat PPT designation.

1. It would be better to have the results of the research problems.

Vivian

1.      Shows confidence.

2.      Precise explanation with chart.(slide 14)

 

1.      The table is a little bit vague on slide 13.

2.      Wrong-spelling of “hypothesis”.

Sadia

1. Dresses formal.

2. Interesting topic.

1. Lacks of eye contact.

2. Should speak louder.

 

Questions:

To Crystal:1. Do you think it is enough for only one case study in your own research?

 

To Vivian: 1. Can you explain the meanings of the numbers for table on slide 14?

                   2. In the methodology part, you mentioned that there were five foreign language courses, which are these five languages?

 

To Sadia: 1. How long did it take for the interview in the study?

 

 

Sadia

Crystal

Vivian

Strength

Many clear charts

Well-organized delivery

 

Clear PPT design

Smooth delivery

Weakness

In the PPT, some words were covered by other words. (slide 8)

The paper you chose was uncompleted one. It lacks result part.

Maybe you can show the answers to research Q in the result part, or it will misunderstand audience that they belong to your inference.

Question

Don’t you think the period (one month) for the study was too short?

What is the resource of the study? Did the researcher mention about the content of CDs?

What is the first & second observation mean?

 

 Strength

 Weakness& Question

Sadia

Dressed up

Good PPT Design

Fluent presentation

Well-prepared

In slide 8 it is easy to follow.

In slide 9, you gave the explanation of the term and pointed ou the result.

In slide 10, you outline th research questions and answering. It is very good.

 

 

Speak louder

Q: What's the instrument of this study?

 

Crystal

Dressed up

Good delivery skill

In slide 2, you provided the researchers' photoes.

In slide6, you pointed out the variables of the research questions.

In slide 11, you provded the rationale.

Finally, you compare your research with this paper. It will help you know your strength and weakness of the research.

You should find out the result.

Q: Cold you explain what is the procedure of semi-structure of this study?

Vivian

Dressed up

In slide 4, it is neat of your purposes.

In slide5, 6 you provided the research questions and answering.

In slide 11, it is the neat table. I can clearly know the methodology.

In slide 14, you made the result chart.

You also pointed out your reflection.

 

Q: Is id the qualitative research?

For Sadia

Strength

Weakness

Question

1.  Interesting topic.

2.  Neat PPT designation.

 

1.   Lacks of eye contact.

2. Some words did not pronounce clear.

As for the observation part in the study, how many participant are there?

For Crystal

Strength

Weakness

Question

1.  Fluency presentation.

2.   I like your PPT design on p.11

3. Familiar with topic.

1.   It’s ongoing research

What are you observing in your own study? The interaction between students? How?

For Vivian

Strength

Weakness

Question

1.  Well-organized

2.   Clear methodology chart.

3.   Confidence.

1.  Weak voice.

2. Wrong spelling.

What is the meaning of unnatural teaching style ?

First of all, I really appreciate you guys’ comments for me, and I’ll try to improve myself again and again! Here is the table that I tried to reply the questions completely, please tell me if you still need the detailed information, thx a lot!

Name

Questions

My answers

Ilisa

On, slide 11, who are the 3 experienced TAs, native speakers or nonnative speakers?

We could see the summary of participants on Table 1 on P.437 of the paper. About teaching experience, Mary, John and Camille were experienced teacher, Steve and Lena were novice teacher. Otherwise, Mary, Steve and John were native speakers in English, Lena was German, and Camille’s first language was neither English nor German but she had live in Germany for more than 10 years.

Irene

According to the presentation, you mention that it’s a qualitative research though why did it still apply a questionnaire.

What the content of the questionnaire are talk about?

Actually, there are a lot of methods of data collections for qualitative research. According to the “Designing Qualitative Research” (Marshall and Rossman, 1999), we can use the primary methods for doing qualitative research, as participation, observation, in-depth interviewing and review of documents. About the secondary methods, there are life histories & Narrative inquiry, historical analysis, film, video & photograph, kinesics, proxemics, unobtrusive measures, questionnaire & survey, projective techniques & psychological testing. So we could make sure that the questionnaire is one of the methods of data collections for qualitative research.

Moreover, we could see the questionnaire on P.450 of this research paper. The researcher introduced the content of the questionnaire on P.439. There were five major sets of open-ended questions. They were questions dealt with personal information, questions about relevant teacher training coursework, the perception of their students’ abilities, the teaching philosophy and departmental policies.

Patty

1. Can you explain the meanings of the numbers for table on slide 14?

2. In the methodology part, you mentioned that there were five foreign language courses, which are these five languages?

1. The numbers for table on slide 14 was counted from the total number of slide 13. For example, there were five “T” s for CM/ AV(the abbreviation of classroom management and administrative vocabulary), they were 14, 14, 2, 6 and 4, and the total number for these five “T”s was 40, so we could say the total number of classroom management and administrative vocabulary was 40.

2. All of these five foreign language courses were beginning German language courses. The researcher described that on the abstract part on P. 435.

Leya

What is the first & second observation mean?

The researcher described the classroom observation of the procedure of the research method on P.439 of paper. Each class was observed twice during weeks 10 and 11 of a 16-week first-semester course. The classes met five times a week for 50 mins each. This project focused on the identification of teacher talked by native and nonnative teaching assistants in communicative German language classrooms.

Lynn

Is it the qualitative research?

Yes, of course. I guess you have the same question with Irene, so I would like to talk about the part of questionnaire again.

According to the “Designing Qualitative Research” (Marshall and Rossman, 1999), we can use the primary methods for doing qualitative research, as participation, observation, in-depth interviewing and review of documents. About the secondary methods, there are life histories & Narrative inquiry, historical analysis, film, video & photograph, kinesics, proxemics, unobtrusive measures, questionnaire & survey, projective techniques & psychological testing. So we could make sure that the questionnaire is one of the methods of data collections for qualitative research.

Paulinna

What is the meaning of unnatural teaching style ?

Unnatural teaching style which is not like or representing nature, the participants may did the abnormal acts for the study in the short period to make the results that they wanted. That is they may not did the “real” ones in this study. That is the reson why the researcher suggested that the longitudinal study could prevent unnatural teaching style.

Sorry, there are some problems in my first attachment so that I  post the commends again ><

Comments

 

Sadia

Crytal

Vivian

Strength

*   Clear PPT design

*   Fluent presentation

*   Clear explanation on slid 7

*   The procedure of the research is quite clear.

*   Dress up!

*   Having an application of the research.

*   Having the comparison chart.

*   Showing the researcher’s picture

*   Good chart!

*   Well organization

*   Indicating the rational

*   Good PPT design

*   Dress up!

*   Well organization

*   Neat table

*   Good reflection

*   Dress up!

*   Well organization

Weakness

*   Some slides have too many information on it.

*   Lack of eyes contact

*   The order of the animation in slid 10 is not well.

*   Some slide’s color is not clear

*   It’s a conference paper.

*   A little nervous

*   Some pronunciation problems

*   Take care of your body!

 

Question

What’s the frequency of the Slid 9?  Is it the number of the participants?

The age of your participants is quite different from the research. Do you think that is a problem to apply i- move to the older learners?  

The name of the subjects is real or makeup?

Dear Betty,

This is so nice of you1

 

Teresa

Dear Vivian,

Appreciate your responses.

Good job!

Teresa

Members

Crystal

Vivian

Sadia

Strength

l          Formal dress-up

l          Good pronunciation

l          Presenting smoothly

l          Formal dress-up

l          Clear table and neat PPT

l          Formal dress-up

l          Interesting topic

l          Well-explanation about hospitality language

Weakness

l          No results in the research

l          none

l          none

Question

l          What is the relationship in slide #19 between this research and your research?

l          This paper used German as a foreign language (GFL). Does the result of this adapt to your research?

l          What is the relationship between the finding of observation and finding of interview in this research?

 

Dear 漢明,

What a BRIEF evaluation!

Teresa

Name

Question

Response

Betty-Hu

The age of your participants is quite different from the research. Do you think that is a problem to apply i- move to the older learners? 

Because this research is based on primary and high school students. And the finding shows that the result is positive. However, my participants are undergraduate students; I think that won’t be a problem for them. Practice makes it perfect!

Ilisa

Where are the answers to the research questions 1-4?

You can check answers with the link below:

Q1. On Page 38 (5.1)

Q2. On Page 46 (5.2)

Q3. On Page 56 (5.3)

Q4. On Page 69 (5.4)

Irene

What is pedagogy mean? Could you give a detail explanation?

Just like you said, the technical problem is high. Why they choose K-12 as their participants?

1. Pedagogy means teaching method. Such as we have English pedagogy.

2. You miss the words: “compared with my experiment”, mine has lower technical problem. Just practice then you will find that is easy to control with multimedia operation. Practice makes it perfect, just like the experiment conducted in Australia, the kids finally finds that they are motivated with this course.

Patty

Do you think it is enough for only one case study in your own research?

Any research has its own limitations. Because I just can find a class to conduct this research. Compared with Apple Company Australia, they have financial support; however, I do not. So, this is my limitations. If I have chance, I will conduct this kind of research in my future career.

Leya

What is the resource of the study? Did the researcher mention about the content of CDs?

 

The resources including CDs and some paper materials. Yes, you can see the links below at the appendix part 1, 2, and 3.

Lynn

You should find out the result.

Q: Cold you explain what is the procedure of semi-structure of this study?

 

1.      Yes, I already find out the result.

2.      Semi-structured observation: it means that teachers are the observers.

3.      semi-structured interview:

it means that before we starting to interview our participants, we will have already set up our topics; however, during the interview, any questions can be asked during the interview.

Paulinna

What are you observing in your own study? The interaction between students? How?

 

I will do the students’ online iMovie’s sections records on our wiki platform and I will try to keep recording the update links with their iMovies online.

Jeffery

What is the relationship in slide #19 between this research and your research?

Because we all use “iMovie” to apply to our experiment. The authors use Apple’s product – iMovie to make a video, and I use Zimmer Twins website’s iMovie to create a video as well. I just make a comparison. Our mission is almost the same.

I have e-mailed to the authors and hre is the link with the result:

http://www.ed-dev.uts.edu.au/teachered/research/dvproject/pdfs/ReportWeb.pdf

(You also can check my LMS e Portfolio /9722604 – it includes the whole content with the authors posted there. Thank you.)

Sadia

Strength

1.      well-dressed

2.      proper speed

3.      interesting topic

4.      clear examples for each type of hospitality language

5.      excellent animations and clear information on slide 8 and 10

6.      great reflections

Weakness

1.      the presentation is a little too short

2.      background color of some of the boxes on slide 8 is too dark

Question(s)

1.      If you were a guest at a hotel, would you prefer to be spoken to by the receptionist in a formal or informal way? Why?

Crystal

Strength

1.      clear pronunciation

2.      thoughtful and creative to include pictures of the researchers

3.      clear research questions and explanations

4.      nice highlights of key words

5.      excellent diagram on slide 11

6.      great comparison chart on slide 19

Weakness

1.      no results; incomplete research

2.      no example of questionnaire

3.      slide 18 is confusing and incorrect as there is no results or conclusions for this study

Question(s)

1.      Do you think iMovie should be an additional tool or a main teaching tool? Why?

2.      What is your reason for selecting Zimmer Twins for the iMovie tool for your own research? In other words, how would you convince your audience that Zimmer Twins is an affective or representable iMovie instrument?

3.      Do you agree with the statement that process is more important than product? How would you deal with students who are enjoying the fun but not working as hard?

Vivian

Strength

1.      clear research questions and hypothesis

2.      good animation on slide 12

3.      excellent leading to appendix

4.      clear explanations of results on slide 13

Weakness

1.      voice was weak

Question(s)

1.      Do you personally agree with teaching with native language only? Why or why not?

2.      Do you think the number of participants in this study is sufficient, considering the different background of the participants?

3.      Do you think the presence of the researcher in the classrooms would affect the behavior of the participants?

For Crystal

Strength

Weakness

Question

1.      A well-organized presentation.

1.      What a pity with no following results!

1. What's your main focus on the s-s interaction and how to evaluate it?

For Vivian

Strength

Weakness

Question

1.      Greaqt efforts on trying to give much extra information to get the audience undestood.

1.      The procedure of the methodology seemed to skip some steps/ details.

1. How to use the digital-/ techno- data in your research?

2. Any other way to record the data from the classroom observation?

For Sadia

Strength

Weakness

Question

1.      A refreshing idea of ESP, the hospotality language, was well transferred to the audience.

1.      Information in the observation could be explained more clearly.

1. How many stars of the selected hotels?

2. Is there any criteria to sample them?

Members

Crystal

Vivian

Sadia

Strength

-Fluent speech

-Use lighter color for key words

-Good pronunciation

-Provide photos

-Well-organized

-Well-organized

-Fluent presentation

-Clear charts

-Clear charts

-Professional dress

-Interesting topic

Weakness

-The paper has no result

-Some colors of the words are difficult to read

None

None

Question

Do you have your own ideas about the answers of the research questions?

What is the contribution of this research since you didn’t mentioned in your presentation?

In slide #7, it’s about hospitality language which could be divided into 4 categories, Arrival, Familiarization, Engagement, and Departure. Which of it that you personally think it is the most important one?

 

Members

Crystal

Vivian

Sadia

 

Strength

Familiar with the topic

Professional presentation skill

Dress-up

Clear explanations

 

Clear PPT format

 

Interesting topic

Familiar with your topic

Clear PPT designed

 

Weakness

The researcher did not provide any answers for the research questions

The voice is too weak

Take good care of yourself!!

none

 

Questions

 

What is unnatural teaching style?

What are the criteria for you to select your participants?

 

My answers—Part 2

Betty

The name of the subjects is real or makeup?

Actually, it didn’t mention that the name of the participants in this study is pseudonym, we may say the researcher used the true name of the participants.

Jeffery

This paper used German as a foreign language (GFL). Does the result of this adapt to your research?

I chose this paper to present because of this research focus on the second language learning. Moreover, it offered the completed methodology of qualitative research.

Jenny

1.      Do you personally agree with teaching with native language only? Why or why not?

2.      Do you think the number of participants in this study is sufficient, considering the different background of the participants?

3.      Do you think the presence of the researcher in the classrooms would affect the behavior of the participants?

1. In my teaching experience, I suggested the answer is based on the level of the learners. For beginners, it may cause learning obstacle and anxious of language learning; however, it could be better for advanced learners to improve their ability.

2. Of course, the amount of participants would be the largest limitation for qualitative research. However, I think this study is tried to consider the different background of the participants and research the differences of them.

3. I think you got the reason that the researcher worried about the “unnatural teaching style” in this study. And he also suggested that the longitudinal study could prevent unnatural teaching style and thus offer broader insights into this research topic.

Andrew

1. How to use the digital-/ techno- data in your research?

2. Any other way to record the data from the classroom observation?

1. I may consider and use the procedures of the methodology of this paper, including classroom observation, interview and questionnaire.

2. There are two ways to record the data from the classroom observation, the micro cassette recorder and a small digital recorder.

Stan

What is the contribution of this research since you didn’t mentioned in your presentation?

The researcher didn’t mention about the contribution of this research, but in my opinion, this study offered the statements that foreign language teachers switch between the target language and English in beginning-level foreign language classrooms.

York

What is unnatural teaching style?

Due to I’ve answered the same question for Paulinna, please don’t mind I answered the same one from it. Unnatural teaching style which is not like or representing nature, the participants may did the abnormal acts for the study in the short period to make the results that they wanted. That is they may not did the “real” ones in this study. That is the reson why the researcher suggested that the longitudinal study could prevent unnatural teaching style.

 

Thanks for all of your attention again, and you could also see the complete one on my e-portfolio: /blog.php?user=9722607&f=blog_doc&bid=4723

Otherwise, add me to your “good friend”, plx~!^0^

My answers—Part 2

Betty

The name of the subjects is real or makeup?

Actually, it didn’t mention that the name of the participants in this study is pseudonym, we may say the researcher used the true name of the participants.

Jeffery

This paper used German as a foreign language (GFL). Does the result of this adapt to your research?

I chose this paper to present because of this research focus on the second language learning. Moreover, it offered the completed methodology of qualitative research.

Jenny

1.      Do you personally agree with teaching with native language only? Why or why not?

2.      Do you think the number of participants in this study is sufficient, considering the different background of the participants?

3.      Do you think the presence of the researcher in the classrooms would affect the behavior of the participants?

1. In my teaching experience, I suggested the answer is based on the level of the learners. For beginners, it may cause learning obstacle and anxious of language learning; however, it could be better for advanced learners to improve their ability.

2. Of course, the amount of participants would be the largest limitation for qualitative research. However, I think this study is tried to consider the different background of the participants and research the differences of them.

3. I think you got the reason that the researcher worried about the “unnatural teaching style” in this study. And he also suggested that the longitudinal study could prevent unnatural teaching style and thus offer broader insights into this research topic.

Andrew

1. How to use the digital-/ techno- data in your research?

2. Any other way to record the data from the classroom observation?

1. I may consider and use the procedures of the methodology of this paper, including classroom observation, interview and questionnaire.

2. There are two ways to record the data from the classroom observation, the micro cassette recorder and a small digital recorder.

Stan

What is the contribution of this research since you didn’t mentioned in your presentation?

The researcher didn’t mention about the contribution of this research, but in my opinion, this study offered the statements that foreign language teachers switch between the target language and English in beginning-level foreign language classrooms.

York

What is unnatural teaching style?

Due to I’ve answered the same question for Paulinna, please don’t mind I answered the same one from it. Unnatural teaching style which is not like or representing nature, the participants may did the abnormal acts for the study in the short period to make the results that they wanted. That is they may not did the “real” ones in this study. That is the reson why the researcher suggested that the longitudinal study could prevent unnatural teaching style.

 

Thanks for all of your attention again, and you could also see the complete one on my e-portfolio: /blog.php?user=9722607&f=blog_doc&bid=4723

Otherwise, add me to your “good friend”, plx~!^0^

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