ERIC Number: ED366316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy and Technology.
News from the Center for Children and Technology and the Center for Technology in Education, v2 n4 p1-4 Aug 1993
Current efforts to improve literacy teaching and learning are directed at replacing task-oriented approaches to teaching isolated skills with an integrated language arts curriculum, focusing on the cognitive and social processes the learner engages in to write. This new approach requires fundamental changes in the classroom, and computer-based technologies are an important part of the change. In the first place, they can serve as composition tools. Word processors support students in many writing tasks, and the more complex multimedia composing tools provide a rich context for writing and other expression. Computer-based resource tools include multimedia databases and online educational services to enhance the writer's reach. Communication tools include electronic mail, real-time conferencing, discussion forums, and bulletin boards. Technology can be a powerful tool for teachers and schools that are committed to an integrated language approach. Accompanying discussions examine student note-taking from computer-based materials and the use of computers in adult literacy programs. (Contains 4 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.; Center for Technology in Education, New York, NY.