ERIC Number: ED267444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers and Word Processing Programs: An Evaluation and Critique. Research Monograph Series Report No. 9.
The use of word processing as an instructional tool is the focus of this monograph. The introductory section provides an overview of word processing and its use in higher education, while the second section explores the use of word processing in writing courses, including word processing for basic writers and learning disabled students, word processing and collaborative learning, and teaching the word processor as a writing tool. Word processing for general faculty use is discussed in the third section, which takes into consideration faculty resistance to computers and other factors to consider when choosing a word processing program. The next section contains evaluations of the following word processing programs: Personal QWERTY, Wordvision, Megawriter, Textra; PFS:Write, Select Write, Volkswriter Deluxe, Officewriter, Easywriter, Superwriter, Peachtext, Perfect Writer, Wordstar, Visiword, Spellbinder, Easywriter II, Wordperfect, Microsoft Word, Powertext, Multimate, and various spelling checkers. The final section examines some of the social, educational, epistemological, and ontological issues surrounding word processing and microcomputers. Five pages of references conclude the report. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Academic Affairs.