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ERIC Number: ED414593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Reality of Computers at the Community College Level.
Leone, Stephen J.
Writing teachers at the community college level who teach using a computer have come to accept the fact that it is more than "just teaching" composition. Such teaching often requires instructors to be as knowledgeable as some of the technicians. Two-year college students and faculty are typically given little support in using computers for composition. Instructors often spend time dealing with basic problems involving printing documents and retrieving data lost from diskettes. Many adjunct instructors (who comprise the bulk of the faculty using the computer room) receive little or no training in the software available to them. Sometimes faculty are unaware of the availability of the Internet in the computer room and find out only through their students. A very small number of adjunct instructors use the computer room as a place to dump their students. Other problems that arise include the ease of copies of other students' essays and reports being passed off as original work, and the proliferation of computer viruses. One solution would be to have one English instructor placed in charge of the computer writing lab whose responsibilities would include supervising the instruction in the lab and sitting on the school's technology committee. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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