Research | The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing
Useful research for those who are looking into the issue of using digital technology in writing, by Pew Internet, a project of the Pew Research Center.
Some 78% of the 2,462 advanced placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers surveyed by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project say digital tools such as the internet, social media, and cell phones “encourage student creativity and personal expression.” […] According to teachers, students’ exposure to a broader audience for their work and more feedback from peers encourages greater student investment in what they write and in the writing process as a whole. […] At the same time, these teachers give their students modest marks when it comes to writing and highlight some areas needing attention. […] Teachers gave students the lowest ratings when it comes to “navigating issues of fair use and copyright in composition” and “reading and digesting long or complicated texts.”
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