ERIC Number: ED390073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher's Guide to Using Computer Networks for Written Interaction: Classroom Activities for Collaborative Learning with Networked Computers.
Beil, Don, Ed.
Intended for a broad spectrum of teachers using or considering using computers networks for written interaction, this teacher's guide presents techniques and behaviors that encourage and support learning on a computer classroom environment. The 21 essays that make up the book are written by people involved in the ENFI (Electronic Networks For Interaction) Project. The essays are: "Overview and Philosophy--The ENFI Project" (Trent Batson); "Realtime Writer: A Description of One Product Supporting ENFI" (Donald H. Beil); "Quick-Start Summary: Advice, Tips, and Techniques for Users of ENFI Systems" (Donald H. Beil); "Computer Networking: Providing a Context for Students To Write Collaboratively" (Joy Kreeft Peyton); "Some Possible Limits to the System" (Terry Collins); "Heuristics: Discovering, Shaping, and Forming Ideas" (David C. Fletcher); "Special Interest Channels" (Sheila Smith-Hobson); "Collaborative Revision and Writing with Realtime Writer" (Robert Royer); "English & Contemporary Issues Classes with Learning Disabled Students" (Thomasina M. Fabri); "Password Play--Pre-Writing" (Annette Shands); "Teaching Writing" (Elizabeth J. Cooper); "Discussing Books on a Computer Network" (Harry Markowicz); "Dramatic Interaction on a Computer Network: Creating Worlds with Words and Ideas" (Joy Kreeft Peyton and J. Doug Miller); "Collaborative Story Generation: Integrating Writing and Reading" (Cathy A. Simpson); "Using the ENFI Network To Distribute Text for Discussion" (Diane P. Thompson); "Questions To Ask of ENFI Dialogues" (Jana Staton); "Selected Network Dialogs" (Joy Kreeft Peyton); "Using the Teacher Window" (David C. Fletcher); "Reconsidering 'Off-Task' Dialogs" (Geoffrey Sirc); "Using Role-Playing Scenarios with Realtime Writer" (Marshall Kremers); and "Role Playing in Peer Review: The Devil's Advocate Exercise" (Christine M. Neuwirth and others). A 60-item glossary and a 28-item annotated bibliography of articles, book chapters, research reports, resource guides, and a newsletter about realtime written interaction are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Class Activities, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Role Playing, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
Realtime Learning Systems, 2700 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20008-5330 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Annenberg/CPB Project, Washington, DC.