VLI 6(2): Mizumoto (2017)

Initial Evaluation of AWSuM: A Pilot Study
Atsushi Mizumoto
Kansai University
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Mizumoto
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This article reports on a pilot study to evaluate usability, effectiveness,
and impact of Academic Word Suggestion Machine (AWSuM), a webbased,
innovative tool, powered by the combination of rhetorical moves
and lexical bundles with an auto-complete feature. Eight L2 writers participated
in the study. Their open-ended comments after using the tool
were qualitatively analyzed and classified in thematic categories. The
results showed that the developed tool brought about beneficial effects
that genre writing pedagogy explicitly aims to achieve. Implications are
discussed in terms of the potential role that a tool like AWSuM could
play in the teaching and learning of technology-enhanced genre writing.

Mizumoto, A. (2017). Initial evaluation of AWSuM: A pilot study. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 6 (2), 46–51. doi: 10.7820/vli.v06.2.Mizumoto