ERIC Number: EJ1084380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
The Writer's Individualized Transfer Tool: A Freeware Innovation for Fostering and Researching Transfer of Writing Skills and Knowledge
Khost, Peter H.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v44 n2 p133-152 Dec 2015
Most higher education institutions lack a program that promotes students' transfer--that is, reapplication or repurposing--of writing skills and knowledge across the curriculum, a phenomenon that research shows does not tend to happen without deliberate sustained support. This article introduces an online instrument, the Writer's Individualized Transfer Tool, which the author invented to intervene in this area as a supplemental or provisional effort, using freeware to foster and research students' writing transfer from first-year composition to other courses and potentially beyond. The article reviews relevant scholarship on transfer in writing, describes and illustrates Writer's Individualized Transfer Tool's design, provides instructions for the tool's implementation and usage, reviews some results from a pilot study of an application of the tool in an first-year composition curriculum, and discusses related issues requiring further consideration.
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Writing Skills, Computer Software, Writing Across the Curriculum, Transfer of Training, Metacognition, Program Implementation, Pilot Projects, Outcomes of Education, Writing Instruction, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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