What are the benefits of teaching in the computer classroom
Whether you consider the following to be benefits or not will depend on your own teaching philosophy, but here are a few of the positive characteristics of teaching in the computer classroom:
- Teachers report the computer classroom tends to be less teacher-centered. Instructors felt more like facilitators than leaders, and students tend to assume more responsibility for what goes on during class.
- Student/student and student/teacher interaction tend to increase in the computer classroom, and students' conversations more frequently focus on writing.
- The computer classroom facilitates a focus on student writing--while it is being written--for both students and instructors.
- Students tend to leave the computer classroom with greater confidence in their writing.