ERIC Number: ED345248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Computers in Support of Teacher Training.
A college English professor applied for and received a grant to equip a 20-station networked computer classroom designed to provide a site for state-of-the-art pedagogy in teaching English using computers. The networked computer classroom has two related goals: to provide a setting for the preservice and inservice training of English and language arts teachers who will be teaching in the public schools; and to serve as a site for theory-building in the use of computers for English studies. Networking personal computers into a text-sharing arrangement is one of the important distinctions of an English computer classroom: it allows real-time editing, and gives students unparalleled opportunities to participate in the work in progress, facilitating collaboration in previously unheard of ways. Several courses have proven important in helping teachers to be more effective computer users themselves and in helping them to learn how to use computers in English (including an introductory course, collaboration between a preservice basic writing teaching course and a course for basic writers, inservice courses, and desktop publishing courses). The computer classroom is also important for using computers to teach writing, literature, and desktop publishing and book production. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: English Teachers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (43rd, Cincinnati, OH, March 19-21, 1992).