ERIC Number: ED423260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Evaluating an Intercultural Internet Writing Project through a Framework of Activities and Goals.
Kupperman, Jeff; Wallace, Raven
A framework for student Internet writing projects is proposed that consists of learning outcome goals and component activities. The framework is intended to be useful when designing and developing Internet writing projects and when evaluating student outcomes. Six learning goals are outlined: (1) engagement; (2) consideration of purpose and audience; (3) evaluation and synthesis of information; (4) developing personal standards for writing; (5) cultural awareness; and (6) participation in a literate community. Seven component activities are also outlined: (1) publishing; (2) friendship exchanges; (3) data sharing; (4) collaborative artifact creation; (5) peer critiquing; (6) mentoring; and (7) question asking. The paper shows how the framework could be applied to a pilot project in which students sent questions to African respondents via e-mail, used the replies in revisions of invented "folktales," and published the final stories on the Web. Through this example, the paper shows how a framework of activities and goals can highlight multiple facets of Internet writing projects and complex patterns of student outcomes. (Contains 4 tables and 40 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.; Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998).