ERIC Number: EJ1025078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 1
"Going Paperless": The Case for Electronic Submission of Student Work
Flamm, Michael W.
College Teaching, v62 n1 p1-2 2014
This article advances the discussion about "Going paperless," how it will save ink and paper, perhaps even a tree over the course of a semester. The author mentions that the sustainability task force on campus may present an award, while eco-conscious students may applaud the willingness of faculty to "go green." Still other students may appreciate how instructors have extended their print allotment or eliminated the need for them to purchase more ink cartridges and printer paper. Flamm concludes that ultimately, "going paperless" is not a panacea for all that ails--or at least aggravates. It will not end the tedium or drudgery of grading, and it will not magically transform the prose of students, but electronic submission of student work can help instructors become more efficient and effective teachers even if it is not likely to result in the "paperless office" anytime soon.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Instruction, College Faculty, College Students, Assignments, Computer Literacy, Integrated Learning Systems, Grading, Plagiarism, Writing Skills, Conservation (Environment), Physical Health
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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