ERIC Number: ED243105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Computers & Composing: How the New Technologies Are Changing Writing. Studies in Writing & Rhetoric Series.
Halpern, Jeanne W.; Liggett, Sarah
Intended to (1) acquaint teachers with the potential of computers, (2) show them what changes writers may have to make in their composing habits, and (3) inform teachers of the changes they may have to make in course syllabi to prepare students for the demands of the electronic world, this book examines the impact of technology on composition instruction. The first chapter discusses the capabilities and rapidly growing use in the business and professional world of such electronic technology as telecommunication systems and audio and electronic mail systems. The second chapter distills information about dictation and word processing systems from an extensive review of research literature and from interviews with computer users and trainers at various business sites across the country. Based on this, the third chapter outlines the curricula required to enable students to be effective composers at the computer. The fourth chapter contains forecasts of the kinds of research still needed for teachers to develop fruitful programs and strategies in the composition classroom. Appendixes include materials from the interviews, and information on audio mail systems and dictation processes. (HTH)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Change, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, Higher Education, Influences, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Word Processing, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
Southern Illinois University Press, P. O. Box 3697, Carbondale, IL 62901 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Conference on Coll. Composition and Communication, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Foreword by Edward P. J. Corbett.