ERIC Number: ED343155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation into the Effects of Computer Word Processing Utilization on the Writing Skills of Students at Gloucester County College.
Hart, Robert L.
A study examined whether students who underwent training and gained experience in the use of computer word processing techniques would score significantly higher on a writing test than students who received no such training. Students in two randomly selected English Composition II classes at Gloucester County College (New Jersey) were randomly labeled as either the experimental group or as the control group. Students in the experimental group spent one class period per week for 12 weeks in the computer lab receiving instruction and gaining experience in using computer word processing. Students in the control group received no such instruction. Students in both groups were given identical writing assignments. Comparison of holistically-scored pre- and posttests indicated that a significant difference existed between the posttest mean scores of the two groups, with the experimental group scoring higher than the control group. (Two tables of data are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gloucester County College NJ
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.