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Roles for New Technologies in Language Arts: Inquiry, Communication, Construction, and Expression

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Title: Roles for New Technologies in Language Arts: Inquiry, Communication, Construction, and Expression
Author(s): Bruce, Bertram C.; Levin, James A.
Subject(s): Taxonomy of educational technologies new media Inquiry Language arts
Abstract: New information and communications technologies such as computers and electronic networks are now being used in all facets of teaching the English language arts. These applications include word processors, tutoring programs, data bases, and new communications media. The wide-ranging uses of digital tools and media promise to transform language teaching. At the same time, there are concerns about the needs for teacher education, the time involved in learning new technologies, the monetary costs, the effects on students' learning, plagiarism, privacy, and a host of other issues. They all point to a general question: "What role should these technologies play in teaching and learning?" This chapter argues that a productive answer can develop out of Dewey's characterization of the interests of the learner. It discusses examples of applications grouped into four uses: (1) inquiry, (2) communication, (3) construction, and (4) expression.
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Citation Info: Bruce, Bertram C., & Levin, James A. (2003). Roles for new technologies in language arts: Inquiry, communication, construction, and expression. In James Flood, Diane Lapp, James R. Squire, & Julie R. Jensen (Eds.), Handbook of research on teaching the English language arts, 2nd edition (pp. 649-657). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [ISBN 0-8058-4518-6]
Genre: Book Chapter
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/13422
ISBN: 0-8058-4518-6
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-08-07
 

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