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A contextualised online writing support system: Creating the links between generic skills and the discipline

Strauss, Pat; Goodfellow, Robin and Puxley, Marianne (2009). A contextualised online writing support system: Creating the links between generic skills and the discipline. In: ascilite 2009: Same places, different spaces, 6-9 Dec 2009, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

This paper describes an ongoing research and development project aimed at providing contextualised, individualised online writing support for postgraduate students. It is the result of a collaboration between UK and NZ academics who share similar challenges and concerns. The massification of higher education globally means that many tertiary students drawn from non traditional or second language backgrounds struggle to master the academic literacy requirements of particular discipline areas. These writing difficulties can, and often do, impact negatively on their academic success. Universities attempt to address this problem by providing online generic resources for students. Unfortunately research indicates that students are not successful in transferring generic concepts to their own discipline. We are attempting to devise an online programme where lecturers will be able to draw on these generic resources and, following models provided, construct a link between the specific and the generic in their own discipline area.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
Extra Information: Pages 1028-1032 of Atkinson, R. J. & McBeath, C. (Eds.) (2009). Same places, different spaces. Proceedings ascilite Auckland 2009. 26th Annual ascilite International Conference, Auckland, 6-9 December 2009. ISBN 978-1-877314-81-0. Publisher: The University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, and Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite)
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 27779
Depositing User: Robin Goodfellow
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 12:57
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:43
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/27779
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