ERIC Number: ED254844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Computers and Literature. Microcomputing Working Paper Series 84-F1.
Epstein, Julia L.
The pedagogical and theoretical questions raised by the notion of using microcomputers in the teaching of literature are covered in this report, rather than the current state of computer use in the classroom. In part, the report formulates basic premises that underly what teachers do in literature classrooms and asks what skills, concepts, and content are actually taught. It analyzes types of interaction between students and other students, texts, and instructors--delivered traditionally or through microcomputer--and the process by which students interpret literature. The report concludes that while microcomputers can serve as useful tools for college literature students, there is no real evidence that they can forward the core of the learning process--the process of interpretation--that defines the undergraduate study of literature. (CRH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Microcomputing Program.