Facilitating Student and Teacher Empowerment in a Writing Computer Lab
Concern that computers in the classroom might alienate learners and depersonalize learning raises questions about the impact of computers on writing instruction. A study examined relationships in one school's computer writing lab among instructor, student tutors, and students through what was called the "computer lab matrix of interaction." Observations highlighted the possibility that such a laboratory can promote: (1) exchanges among participants, all of whom become co-learners; (2) the communicative nature of writing; (3) reduction of technophobia (fear of technology); (4) creativity; (5) greater success in writing instruction; and (6) reassertion of the primacy of persons over technology. (A diagram is attached.) (SG)
Logan, S.W. Facilitating Student and Teacher Empowerment in a Writing Computer Lab.