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Language, Classrooms and Computers - Peter Scrimshaw

Language, Classrooms and Computers

By: Peter Scrimshaw (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th July 1993
ISBN: 9780415085755
Number Of Pages: 208

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As computers become more widely used in schools, it is clear that they have the potential not just to support the achievement of conventional goals, but also to redefine what we mean by reading, writing and discussion.
The contributors to Language, Classroom and Computers - all with experience of teaching about language and computers for The Open University - use teachers' accounts together with their own research to examine how the use of computers in school can affect the ways in which children learn and teachers teach. The first section looks at some generic aspects of computer use, focusing particularly on class management: individual and group learning, the role of the teacher as facilitator and co-learner and the problems of limited access. The second section examines the contribution of specific sorts of software package: word processing, e-mail, hypertext and so on to lanugage learning.
This is a book for everyone who wants IT to add a new dimension to their teaching.

Acknowledgementsp. x
Computers in Contextp. 1
Teachers, Learners and Computersp. 3
Theories of Learning and Information Technologyp. 11
Computer-Based Activities in Classroom Contextsp. 27
Referencesp. 38
Collaborative Learning with Computersp. 40
Referencesp. 55
The Teacher's Rolep. 57
Access to Learning: Problems and Policiesp. 75
Computers and Language Developmentp. 91
Software: an Underestimated Variable?p. 93
Cooperative Writing with Computersp. 100
Referencesp. 110
Communicating through Computers in the Classroomp. 111
Text Completion Programsp. 130
Referencesp. 143
Computer-Based Approaches to Second Language Learningp. 145
Reading, Writing and Hypertextp. 166
Referencesp. 182
Researching the Electronic Classroomp. 184
Indexp. 192
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ISBN: 9780415085755
ISBN-10: 0415085756
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 8th July 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1