ERIC Number: ED479913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
What Works--Enhancing the Process of Writing through Technology: Integrating Research and Best Practice. enGauge Resources.
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Noting that the realities of globalization are changing what as well as how and when students learn, this publication focuses on the bridge to higher academic achievement in writing through the use of technology. The information in the booklet is a foundation for improving teaching and learning of writing in the context of the Digital Age. Although a major purpose of writing instruction has been to teach students to communicate with text, the purpose is becoming increasingly expansive in terms of what constitutes text. The notion of text is coming to mean communication with a suite of tools and media, including written work, hypertext, graphics, and multimedia. This report is organized as follows: section one describes the complexity of the writing process; section two describes what leading researchers have found to be the best practices in effective writing; section three describes how the written media should be redefined to leverage the writer's visual intelligence; section four describes how conventional writing is affected by technology; section five presents examples of technology solutions in writing; and section six discusses future trends in the use of technology in writing instruction. (Contains 5 figures and 65 references.) (PM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Hypermedia, Instructional Effectiveness, Multimedia Materials, Reader Text Relationship, Technology Uses in Education, Visual Literacy, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
NCREL, 1900 Spring Rd., Ste. 300, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1480. Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ncrel.org/engauge/resource/techno/whatworks/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
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