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Title: COMPUTER-AIDED ACQUISITION OF WRITING SKILLS
Authors: Verhoef, R.
Tomic, W.
Keywords: cognitive psychology; computer-aided instruction; expert writers; higher education; writing skills
Issue Date: 1996
Citation: Curriculum and Teaching
Abstract: This article presents the results of a review of the literature questioning whether and to what extent computers can be used as a means of instruction for the guided acquisition of communicative writing skills in higher education. To answer this question, the present paper first explores the characteristics of acquiring these skills from a cognitive-psychological perspective, as well as the characteristics and behaviour of expert writers. On this basis, the paper then describes whether and how computer-aided instruction can relieve teachers of certain duties associated with writing instruction, allowing them more time to perform tasks which fully utilise their unique capabilities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/1209
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