Reasons for using Technology

Teaching Suggestions

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Rationale and Benefits

Workshops are an important part of a writing course. Using the Web Forum and/or E-mail for workshops affords students more time and flexibility. Rather than trying to finish an entire workshop during a single class period students would have more time and can do the workshop as homework. In addition to having more time, Web Forum workshops allow many students to have access to a single essay, and remove the sometimes amazingly difficult task of bringing multiple copies to class. Teachers can be assured that students are accomplishing their assigned responses by asking for copies of e-mails to be sent to them, or by checking the responses posted on the forum.