ERIC Number: EJ1043962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Cloud-Based Collaborative Writing and the Common Core Standards
Yim, Soobin; Warschauer, Mark; Zheng, Binbin; Lawrence, Joshua F.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n3 p243-254 Nov 2014
The Common Core State Standards emphasize the integration of technology skills into English Language Arts (ELA) instruction, recognizing the demand for technology-based literacy skills to be college- and career- ready. This study aims to examine how collaborative cloud-based writing is used in in a Colorado school district, where one-to-one computer access with netbooks and open source software is provided to all students. Specifically, this paper highlights how the middle school students' online writing align with the specific domains of the Common Core ELA Standards. Implications for practices are also discussed based on the challenges and affordances of using cloud-based collaborative writing in the district.
Descriptors: Language Arts, Collaborative Writing, State Standards, Academic Standards, English Instruction, Technological Literacy, Open Source Technology, Alignment (Education), Middle School Students, Information Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado