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ERIC Number: ED306582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 17
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Evaluation in the Electronic Classroom: A Double-Edged Sword--Or Is It?
Herrmann, Andrea W.
Writing instructors teaching in computer classrooms recognize that the goals and content of these writing courses have changed since precomputer days. While the emphasis is still on writing, skills related to producing texts in electronic environment are also being taught. Technology is changing the nature of writing instruction, the writing process, the type of written products produced, and even the concept of written communication. Few studies assess how or how well students acquire the skills necessary for using computers effectively as writing tools. Studies that do reveal the complexity of the teaching/learning situation. Teaching and assessing electronic technology needs a place in the writing curriculum. For example, a writing teacher could teach the writing component and a desktop publishing instructor could teach a lab on the technology. The teacher responsible for teaching the technology could periodically assign various ungraded process-based tasks aimed at assessing students' technological skills. Still the final portfolio of writing should remain the ultimate indicator of a writer's success. (Sixteen references are attached.) (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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