Computer-assisted writing in adult education settings

Marche, Joan Pauline (1986) Computer-assisted writing in adult education settings. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The current technological revolution has produced the need to find more efficient ways of recording and storing information. The latest technological advancement for the writer is the computer. This new medium permits the writer to get words into print quickly and easily while facilitating more effective revision. -- This researcher surveyed adult educators across Canada to determine if and how the computer is being used as a writing tool in adult education classes. The data for the study was collected by means of mailed questionnaires. Responses were tabulated from both users and non-users of the computer. Although only 29% of those responding were using computers in their writing classes, the results were positive. It was reported that adults generally enjoy using the computer and that the ease of revision which the computer allowed actually improved both the students' writing and their attitude toward writing. -- Provided in this study is a 16 week module for adult learners. Offered in this module are writing exercises based on information gathered from the survey and on ideas from related literature on the subject.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7976
Item ID: 7976
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves [107]-124. -- Error in page numbering: p. iii is misnumbered ii.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1986
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada
Library of Congress Subject Heading: English language--Writing--Computer-assisted instruction; Adult education--Canada; Computer-assisted instruction--Canada

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