Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022        Pp. 377-392
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.25

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Socrative as a Formative Assessment Tool in English for Specific Purposes Course

Maryna Kolisnyk
Department of English Language for Humanities
National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
Kyiv, Ukraine
Correspondent Author: m.p.ruda@gmail.com

Yuliya Kornytska
Department of English Language for Humanities
National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
Kyiv, Ukraine

Olga Ogurtsova
Department of English Language for Humanities
National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
Kyiv, Ukraine

Olga Sokyrska
Department of Technical English №2
National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute,
Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Received:11/30/2021                       Accepted:  1/7/2022                    Published:1/24/2022

 

Abstract:
Many factors influence the development of the educational system, and today it is a global COVID-19 pandemic. Stakeholders in the educational process need to adjust to a new distant reality without compromising the quality. The formative assessment proved to be a suitable approach to overcome existing challenges, and one of the most popular tools to facilitate it is Socrative. The study aims to 1) investigate student attitudes and the correlation between academic achievements in ESP and majors and 2) present our experience in utilizing Socrative for formative assessment in a distant mode in the settings of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.” To achieve the goals of our study, we have developed and validated a questionnaire, collected quantitative data, analyzed and interpreted the qualitative data; the study sample included 137 students. The obtained results have shown the general positive student attitude towards the usage of Socrative within the course of ESP due to its efficacy, personalization, and responsiveness. The results can be a perspective for further investigation despite some limitations.
Keywords: distant learning, English for specific purposes, formative assessment, internet service, Socrative, student attitude, Ukraine context

Cite as:   Kolisnyk, M.,   Kornytska, Y., Ogurtsova, O., & Sokyrska, O.  (2022). Socrative as a Formative Assessment Tool in English for Specific Purposes Course   Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges (2)377-392.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.25

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Received: 11/30/2021 
Accepted: 1/7/2022  
Published: 1/24/2022
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.25
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Maryna Kolisnyk is a Ph.D. Associate Professor of the Department of English Language for Humanities, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. Her research interests lie in the area of dialectology, English language variants, online services for English for Specific Purposes. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6697-5850

Yuliya Kornytska is a Ph.D. Associate Professor of the Department of English Language for Humanities, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. Her research interests lie in the area of English for Specific Purposes with a particular focus on technology-based teaching. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4781-0807

Olga Ogurtsova is a Ph.D. Associate Professor of the Department of English Language for Humanities, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. Her research interests are in teaching business English in digital age. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0828-3303

Olga Sokyrska is a Ph.D. Senior Teacher of the Department of Technical English №2, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. Her research interests include the linguistics, experimental phonetics, prosodic organisation of speech and teaching phonetics to ESL students. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8100-9709