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.”

via The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

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Atul Sabnis

Atul Sabnis

Founder of eVeltio Education Consulting, a young firm that provides consulting & implementation services to educational institutes to execute better strategies for delivery of education by integrating training, process, workflow, and technology.

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