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ERIC Number: EJ1083506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
Teaching Writing in a Digital Age: Addressing Issues of Access
Cottrill, Brittany B.
CEA Forum, v39 n1 p78-87 Win-Spr 2010
The way people write and communicate has changed both inside and outside the university, and because of this writing instructors are professionally responsible for addressing these changes in the classroom. Technologies have affected writing for thousands of years. From the invention of the printing press to the Internet, challenges to writing have come in many technological forms. However, in an age when more and more students are entering college plugged in, it is more difficult than ever to ignore this. Specifically addressing access, this article begins by briefly discussing how and why digital spaces are being incorporated into writing classrooms, raising questions about equality, looking at how certain institutions are modifying requirements to accommodates problems of access, and finally examining how "access" reaches beyond ability to use, but also includes multiple levels of support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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