ERIC Number: ED384904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Increasing Computer Utilization for a High School Writing Class through Teacher and Student Education.
A practicum was designed to increase the utilization of seldom-used computers by the writing class in a small rural community high school in the eastern United States through teacher and student education. Through a collaborative team effort of computer-competent teachers and students, an in-service program was developed to teach the basic use of computers to the computer illiterate. Activities such as modeling, peer teaching, and on-line writing exchange helped establish a productive environment. The results of the practicum were positive. Students in the writing class used the computer lab a minimum of three times a week. Some individuals who were not in class asked to participate in the program during their free time. As a result, other classes using the writing class as a model, began to use the computer lab for their own writing assignments. The practicum's goal of increased participation and education of teachers and students was attained. Teachers, some of whom had technophobia, overcame their fears and incorporated the computer in their classroom. Students were guided and taught that technology can be very helpful in writing class as well as in other curricula. The collaborative efforts of students and teachers insured the success of the practicum. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University. Faint and broken type may not reproduce legibly.