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CCCC Position Statement on Teaching, Learning, and Assessing Writing in Digital Environments

CCCC Position Statement on Teaching, Learning, and Assessing Writing in Digital Environments

Written by Anne Herrington & Charlie Moran
February 28, 2011

This position statement issued by the College Composition and Communication Conference (CCCC), a subset of NCTE, takes a pro-technology stand, asking that we integrate technology responsibly in the teaching of writing. In a section headed “A Current challenge: Electronic Rating,” however, the position statement warns of the dangers of machine-scoring student writing: “The speed of machine-scoring is offset by a number of disadvantages. Writing to a machine violates the essentially social nature of writing: we write to others for social purposes.”

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