Virtual Students/Virtual Teachers: the Reality of Student Responsibility in Education
Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
A wide range of possibilities exists for the use of computers in the freshman composition classroom. Computer technology can help students reach and understand new concepts of learning. A computer "pedagogy" in the writing class can promote collaboration, responsibility for learning, decentering of authority, understanding of the social construction of knowledge, the practice of freedom from dominant structures in society, and critical thinking skills. In this thesis, I demonstrate through the evaluation of freshman composition students and research in the field of composition how a computer pedagogy can help students be more responsible for their own learning and better prepared to enter upper-level classes and eventually the workplace.
English Language and Literature
© Keri Franklin-Matkowski
Franklin-Matkowski, Keri, "Virtual Students/Virtual Teachers: the Reality of Student Responsibility in Education" (1999). MSU Graduate Theses. 442.