ERIC Number: ED214583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Writing with the Computer as Helper. AACJC Pocket Reader 2.
Kelly, J. Terence; Anandam, Kamala
An instructional management system, called Response System with Variable Prescriptions (RSVP), is described in this report as it is used at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC). Following introductory material, the relevance of such a system to current educational issues is explored and the use of computer technology in education is discussed. The RSVP system is then introduced, and its applications in subject area instruction, student advisement, and other areas are reviewed. The RSVP Feedback Program for Individualized Analysis of Writing is the focus of the remainder of the report. The program description indicates that the sequence of activities in the writing program includes the following: (1) students turn in writing assignments; (2) the instructor chooses a level of achievement represented by the writing sample; (3) the instructor identifies the errors which should be addressed; (4) the instructor makes comments on the writing sample; (5) the computer generates exercises and feedback to address the identified errors; and (6) the RSVP feedback letters are distributed in class with the assignments. Samples of student writing and the RSVP materials generated by the teacher and computer are provided. The report then presents results of a field test of the RSVP writing program and a discussion of how the writing program has been implemented with particular groups of students. A bibliography of literature on RSVP is followed by concluding remarks on the success and future of RSVP. (KL)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, English Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.