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"The Write Stuff:" Strategies for Improving Writing Skills in the Online Classroom
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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Writing skills are an integral part of communication in one's professional life. They include structural issues of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, format and style as well as the ability to organize and present one's critical thinking ability. The online classroom is particularly dependent on appropriate writing skills. The textual communication format requires special attention to the ability to communicate effectively in writing. Writing skills appear to be on the decline generally in higher education. At the same time, little focus has been given thus far to particular challenges of writing skills in the Web-based classroom. Given the increase of such Web courses as part or even all of higher education curricula, it is essential to identify and remediate any problems students might encounter with regard to effective written communication. We would like to share our experiences, challenges, and suggested solutions for helping online students improve their writing skills

Citation

Dereshiwsky, M., Wright, B., Emanuel, G., Martin, G. & Reno, T. (2004). "The Write Stuff:" Strategies for Improving Writing Skills in the Online Classroom. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1171-1173). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 22, 2019 from .

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