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"Automated Writing Instruction: Computer-Assisted or Computer-Driven Pedagogies?"

"Automated Writing Instruction: Computer-Assisted or Computer-Driven Pedagogies?"

Written by Anne Herrington & Charlie Moran
December 06, 2011

In this essay, Beth Ann Rothermel describes the heavy marketing of machine-reading programs to K-12 administrators and teachers. She argues that these programs narrow and constrict the work of both writer and teacher. With machine-reading programs, she writes, teaching and learning become “formulaic and asocial.”

PDF of Rothermel’s essay

Copyright © 2005 by Utah State University Press. Posted with permission. Rothermel, Beth Ann. 2005. “Automated Writing Instruction: Computer-Assisted or Computer-Driven Pedagogies?” In Machine Scoring of Student Essays: Truth and Consequences, edited by Patricia Freitag Ericsson and Richard Haswell, 199-210. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.

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