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ERIC Number: ED525603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 168
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5141-3
Writing Assessment and the Revolution in Digital Texts and Technologies. Language & Literacy Series
Neal, Michael
Teachers College Press
Writing and the teaching of writing is changing at a rapid pace. How can educators understand writing assessment "as" and "with" technology in the 21st-century classroom? Michael Neal contends that new technologies are neither the problem nor the solution. Instead, educators need to tap into digital resources only inasmuch as they promote writing and its assessment as rhetorical with authentic purposes, audiences, and contexts. In this accessible text, Michael Neal provides an innovative framework for the formative and holistic assessment of students' digital composition at the college and high school level. Chapters address the recent evolution of writing assessment tools, the growing trend of computer automated scoring, and the immense future potential of technology-assisted assessments. Book features include: (1) Provides frameworks to help teachers evaluate student-produced, multi-media writing; (2) Evaluates a wide range of current assessment technologies; (3) Addresses concerns about the current trend of machine scored composition; and (4) Suggests ways teachers can implement digital technologies to improve student writing as well as engage learners.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A