Manuscript received August 3, 2023; revised September 1, 2023; accepted October 8, 2023; published February 2, 2024
Abstract—Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) is a great tool for writing evaluation and correction due to its ability to analyze writing. Recent debates in writing have focused on the distinctions between the traditional method of teaching writing and the implementation of AWE in the teaching of writing and choosing the better of the two. The objective of this study is to explore the learners’ perception of AWE among university students as well as their expectation of AWE implementation. The design of the study is descriptive in nature, employing the quantitative method with 72 university students participating in the experiment. This group underwent an intervention of 10 weeks being exposed to the AWE use. In this study, a questionnaire was developed as a tool for data collection. The implementation of AWE was viewed favourably by respondents. It was discovered that respondents consider AWE to be successful in terms of improving vocabulary use, language use, spelling, and punctuation. Respondents however, consider AWE to be less helpful in improving the substance and organisation of students’ ESL writing. The findings indicate that using technology in this digital learning environment cannot sufficiently support the process of ESL writing assessment and still necessitates traditional evaluation methods such as educators explaining and helping their students organize their writing and develop successful material in ESL writing.
Keywords—automated writing evaluation, digital learning, grammarly, technology, writing skills
Cite: Azman Che Mat, Luqmanul Hakim Zulkornain, and Nurul Ajleea Abdul Rahman, "Automated Writing Evaluation: Users’ Perception and Expectations," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 183-192, 2024.