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Web-based writing support: making it useable for distance teachers

Goodfellow, Robin; Strauss, Pat and Puxley, Marianne (2012). Web-based writing support: making it useable for distance teachers. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, I pp. 1–13.

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Abstract

This paper considers the issues that distance teachers in higher education who are not writing specialists face in supporting their students’ academic writing development. We discuss the usefulness of open web-based writing support resources, and propose the need for a system that serves as an interface with these resources. Such a system should help teachers to make quick selections of materials that can be offered to students to address specific problems in the students’ assignments. We consider principles for the design of such a system, based on the experience of building and testing a small prototype for tutors on an Open University Masters in Education course.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: The Authors/EURODL
ISSN: 1027-5207
Keywords: distance education; e-learning; academic writing; online writing support
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)
Item ID: 33969
Depositing User: Robin Goodfellow
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 15:57
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 19:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33969
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