Cloud-based Technology and Student Writing Skills. Can we do Better?
Mark Carbajal, Coastal Bend College, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-45-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
In today's economy, cloud-based technology offers students the ability to access and share documents and files from multiple locations. An important attribute with regards to this technological shift, is how it affords one to collaborate with others by sharing comments, making editorial suggestions and co-authoring papers. There appears to be a collective body of evidence which suggest that when it is used in secondary classrooms, students writing improves as a result of utilizing cloud-based technologies (Mell & Grance, 2011; Connor, 2008; Graham & Perrin, 2007). A growing body of literature points to the fact that the presence of electronic and cloud technology requires increasing levels of technology-based writing skills (Graham & Perrin 2007). New forms of digital discourse have emerged and the different forms of written communication in turn themselves, generate new and innovative ways of creating discourse practices and communication processes (Dobson & Willinsky, 2009). The student of today must be able to adapt to new competencies introduced at the secondary level for which cloud-based technologies can help meet the demands of this ever-growing challenge (Lankshear & Knobel, 2007). The literacy demands placed by our workplace and society are instituting greater demands on postsecondary writing skills acquisition. The benefits of utilizing integrative technologies in the class now prevails throughout secondary and post-secondary institutions.
Carbajal, M. (2019). Cloud-based Technology and Student Writing Skills. Can we do Better?. In S. Carliner (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 8-13). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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