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Title: An Examination of the Role of Computers in Teaching Language and Literature
Author(s): Bruce, Bertram C.
Subject(s): Computers Language Language learning Language and Literacy Literacy
Abstract: Computers and language are intimately connected in four ways: (1) the computer is a tool for representing knowledge through symbols, (2) it is a device for interpreting symbolic structures, (3) it is a communication device, and (4) it is a redefinable tool. This essay considers these four aspects of computers by taking an excursion into a classroom of the year 2010, and then looking back to evidence of precursors in classrooms of the 1980's.
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English
Citation Info: Bruce, Bertram C. (1987). An examination of the role of computers in teaching language and literature. In James R. Squire (Ed.), The dynamics of language learning: Research in reading and English (pp. 277-293). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
Genre: Book Chapter
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 0-8141-1276-5
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Sponsor: National Institute of Education under Contract No. 400-81-0030.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-05-16

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