ERIC Number: ED431388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Computer-Assisted, Portfolio-Based Composition: The Next Step for Freshman Composition at MTSU.
Clayton, Maria A.
The marriage of computer-assisted and portfolio-based approaches to freshman composition, while already in place at other institutions of higher education, is a new approach at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Intended as a part of the English Department's ongoing effort to improve the quality of instruction, computer-assisted, portfolio-based composition offers the advantages inherent in the technology approach to the process-centered, multiple-draft pedagogy of the portfolio system. This paper describes the rationale behind the merging of computer-assisted and portfolio-based composition, how the system works, benefits of the approach, student and instructor feedback, computer-based editing, problematic issues, and the accompanying World Wide Web page that supports and expands the course. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation, Portfolio Assessment, Teaching Methods, World Wide Web
Web site: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed98/mclayton.html
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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