Computers & composing: how the new technologies are changing writing

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Southern Illinois University Press, Mar 1, 1984 - Computers - 144 pages

Halpern and Liggett provide a close look at several of the new communication systems, present a model of field re­search through which one of the new technologies is closely examined, and draw conclusions that lead to specific changes in emphasis in the teaching of writing. They describe instructional units that introduce the new technolo­gies in college writing classes and the re­sults of classroom experiments in which these units were tested. Finally they de­fine additional research questions about the new technologies and timely ap­proaches for answering them. They high­light the role of long-term and short-term memory, show how the choice of a composing medium influences the writ­ing process, and discuss critical differ­ences between speaking and writing.

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About the author (1984)

Jeanne W. Halpern teaches in the En­glish department at Purdue University.


Sarah Liggett teaches in the English de­partment at Louisiana State University.