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ERIC Number: ED447499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
"You've Got Mail": Electronic Mail in the Writing Classroom.
Abdulkarim, Sarah; Kaminski, Rebecca
This study was conducted during the spring of 1999 school semester to examine the implementation of the University-Middle School E-mail Buddy Project. This project gave eighth grade and college students the opportunity to pair up electronically via e-mail and exchange discourse that focused on such issues as language arts activities and instructional methods employed at the middle school, and the nature of college living, in addition to sharing each other's writing samples. In the process of investigation for this study, an in-depth analysis of the e-mail messages exchanged between the students was conducted. Also, the students' written summaries of their experiences were examined. An attitude survey for both groups of students was distributed as well. This is to gain better understanding as to how their participation in this project had affected them academically, socially and emotionally. Finally, a focus group comprised of eighth grade students was held to gain insight into reflections about and reactions to the experience. Findings indicate growth and benefits for both groups of students related to their participation in the project. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A