Anitha Devi. V1 & K. Revathi2
1Associate Professor of English in VIT University Vellore. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2Professor of English in VIT University Vellore.
Received January 30, 2016; Revised May 13, 2016; Accepted July 25, 2016; Published August 18, 2016
The role of computer and technology in education is a subject which still shows a lot of scope for further exploration. Out of myriad possibilities that computer offer, the advantage of immediate feedback that it provides, forms the center of discussion in this paper. The paper puts forth certain research questions such as how the provision of immediate feedback works amongst the language learners and what its advantages are over traditional corrective feedback. The answers to these questions are sought through integrated cross sectional literature review which is very much related to this subject and is potent enough to provide explanation to these questions. This paper reviews the literature on the studies on immediate feedback in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL).Technology and Computer based learning is all pervasive in language education for its quick response. The use of feedback through computers being significant, it is necessary to look at how immediate feedback has been effectively used in the past two decades. The paper further develops discussion various advantages of the possibilities of immediate feedback from computer and technology in education.
Keywords: Computer, technology, education, self-study, feedback.