ERIC Number: ED326866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Roles for Computers in Teaching the English Language Arts. Technical Report No. 522.
Bruce, Bertram C.
This report discusses some of the wide-ranging applications of computers and electronic networks now being used in all facets of teaching the English language arts. The report discusses examples of computer applications grouped into five roles: (1) tutors--computers individualize instruction, provide learning material at a controlled pace and record student progress; (2) tools--computers aid in reading, allow students to produce and format texts easily, facilitate revision of texts, and store all sorts of information for learners; (3) ways to explore language--computers make the regularities, beauties, and difficulties of language something that students can examine and interact with in new ways; (4) media--computers make possible new modes of communication; and (5) environments for communication--computers permit new forms of meaningful communication and reconfigure the relationships among students and teachers. (Forty-one references are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Computer Assisted Language Instruction