Exploring the use of video-conferencing technology in the assessment of spoken language: a mixed-methods study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621954
Title:
Exploring the use of video-conferencing technology in the assessment of spoken language: a mixed-methods study
Authors:
Nakatsuhara, Fumiyo; Inoue, Chihiro; Berry, Vivien; Galaczi, Evelina D.
Abstract:
This research explores how internet-based video-conferencing technology can be used to deliver and conduct a speaking test, and what similarities and differences can be discerned between the standard and computer-mediated face-to-face modes. The context of the study is a high-stakes speaking test, and the motivation for the research is the need for test providers to keep under constant review the extent to which their tests are accessible and fair to a wide constituency of test takers. The study examines test-takers’ scores and linguistic output, and examiners’ test administration and rating behaviors across the two modes. A convergent parallel mixed-methods research design was used, analyzing test-takers’ scores and language functions elicited, examiners’ written comments, feedback questionnaires and verbal reports, as well as observation notes taken by researchers. While the two delivery modes generated similar test score outcomes, some differences were observed in test-takers’ functional output and the behavior of examiners who served as both raters and interlocutors.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; British Council; Cambridge English Language Assessment
Citation:
Nakatsuhara, F., Inoue C., Berry V., Galaczi E.D. (2017) 'Exploring the use of video-conferencing technology in the assessment of spoken language: a mixed-methods study', Language Assessment Quarterly 14 (1) 1-18
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Language Assessment Quarterly
Issue Date:
10-Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621954
DOI:
10.1080/15434303.2016.1263637
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15434303.2016.1263637
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1543-4303
Appears in Collections:
English language learning and assessment

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dc.contributor.authorNakatsuhara, Fumiyoen
dc.contributor.authorInoue, Chihiroen
dc.contributor.authorBerry, Vivienen
dc.contributor.authorGalaczi, Evelina D.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-19T12:06:06Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-19T12:06:06Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-10-
dc.identifier.citationNakatsuhara, F., Inoue C., Berry V., Galaczi E.D. (2017) 'Exploring the use of video-conferencing technology in the assessment of spoken language: a mixed-methods study', Language Assessment Quarterly 14 (1) 1-18en
dc.identifier.issn1543-4303-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15434303.2016.1263637-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/621954-
dc.description.abstractThis research explores how internet-based video-conferencing technology can be used to deliver and conduct a speaking test, and what similarities and differences can be discerned between the standard and computer-mediated face-to-face modes. The context of the study is a high-stakes speaking test, and the motivation for the research is the need for test providers to keep under constant review the extent to which their tests are accessible and fair to a wide constituency of test takers. The study examines test-takers’ scores and linguistic output, and examiners’ test administration and rating behaviors across the two modes. A convergent parallel mixed-methods research design was used, analyzing test-takers’ scores and language functions elicited, examiners’ written comments, feedback questionnaires and verbal reports, as well as observation notes taken by researchers. While the two delivery modes generated similar test score outcomes, some differences were observed in test-takers’ functional output and the behavior of examiners who served as both raters and interlocutors.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15434303.2016.1263637-
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectspeakingen
dc.subjectlanguage assessmenten
dc.subjectvideo conferencingen
dc.subjectmixed-methods researchen
dc.subjectspeaking assessmenten
dc.subjectQ330 English as a second languageen
dc.titleExploring the use of video-conferencing technology in the assessment of spoken language: a mixed-methods studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentBritish Councilen
dc.contributor.departmentCambridge English Language Assessmenten
dc.identifier.journalLanguage Assessment Quarterlyen
dc.date.updated2017-01-19T12:00:08Z-
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