ERIC Number: ED479239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
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Effective IT Integration in the Composition Classroom: Instructor and Student Perspectives.
This paper examines the integration of instructional technology (IT) in a Web-assisted, first-semester composition course at Middle Tennessee State University, particularly the use of interactivity tools for in-class and cross-class collaboration. Beyond the benefits of making course materials available 24-7 and linking students via email, IT allows teachers to develop assignments that capitalize on electronic small group activities promoting process-based composition instruction. Emerging best practices from the teacher and students perspectives revealed through surveys over three semesters are also presented. General rules for in-class and cross-class peer groups, as well as a copy of the student survey, are appended. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Freshman Composition, Group Activities, Higher Education, Peer Groups, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Integration, Web Based Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed03/104.html.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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