Beyond the Hype
Responding to and Evaluating Students’ Writing
Beyond the Hype: Responding to and Evaluating Students’ Writing Using New Technologies
Chris Anson, North Carolina State University, University Distinguished Professor and Director, Campus Writing & Speaking Program
While responding to students' writing can be time-consuming, difficult, and even frustrating, it's also among the most effective ways to help students to develop their writing abilities and engage them more fully in the development and expression of their ideas. But is writing in the margins and at the end of print text the most efficient and helpful way to provide that response? This presentation will describe and demonstrate some digitally-enabled strategies for responding effectively to student writing, both formatively (during the drafting and revising stages) and summatively (as part of the evaluation process). Participants will find out how emerging technologies such as screencasting, voice recognition, and text expanders are providing new modes and media for response and strengthening what students learn about their writing. Lunch will be provided.