ERIC Number: ED260408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Computers and the Language Arts.
Current approaches in developing and applying computer assisted instruction in language arts are described in this paper, which presents diverse positions along a continuum of perspectives and draws contrasts between a reductionist or subskill approach and a whole language emphasis. The paper discusses three predominant computer applications in teaching composition: teaching writing through knowledge of grammar; leading students through the writing process, using computed-based tutorials; and combining the talents of teachers with word processing programs. The paper then explores the capability of the computer to teach reading--using both subskills and a whole language approach. Finally, issues important to the future use and development of this technology are discussed, and recommendations for new language arts software are presented. (DF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Colloquium on Canadian Research in Reading and Language Arts in Canada (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, June 7-9, 1984).