Asynchronous, Synchronous, Written composition, Writing, Tutoring, Writing instruction, Writers, Email, World Wide Web, Tutorials
The Internet, an electronic network linking computers throughout the world, invites teachers to explore its uses for writing instruction because it is a text-based environment. Users communicate by writing messages that travel out onto the Internet, read the prose in its vast pool of resources, and gather information from those resources for their own writing. In high schools and colleges, new Internet environments for students who are writing in many fields have proliferated, and they continue to develop almost as fast as the Internet is developing. Among these diverse environments are the various shapes and services of on-line writing centers at both the secondary and postsecondary level. Because writing centers focus on one-to-one interaction with writers and because they invite collaboration and dialogue about writing as part of their tutorial approach, on-line programs developed in various writing centers am continuing this emphasis as they reach out to writers in new ways.
Type of Source: Journal Article
Author: Muriel Harris
Year of Publication: 1995
Publication: The Clearing House, Volume 69, Issue 1
Page Range: 21-23