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ERIC Number: ED329968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Computers Make Mark on Teaching of Writing.
Poteet, Howard
The most popular application of computers in the classroom is word processing. Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey, was one of the first institutions to teach students to write with the computer. Using computers in education provides the following benefits: (1) students find it easier to make changes when writing with the computer than when writing with pen and paper--thus, they tend to rewrite more to improve their writing; (2) the computer can act as instructor or tutor (using programmed instruction, for example, or hypertext); (3) computers make students learn differently, demanding that the user (the student) supply information and become involved; and (4) immense amounts of information can be stored in a small amount of space and be retrieved in seconds. (SR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Essex County College NJ