Embedded CAI for Teaching Punctuation

Year: 1985

Author: Watson, G.P., Hedberg, J.G.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The teaching of punctuation can be undertaken effectively within the context of computer error checking while the student writes. This project examined the increase in writing skills after using a computer program "STORY". The use of the program was found to be beneficial for group as well as individual use and its design philosophy steers a middle ground between teacher-controlled and learner-controlled software. This design philosophy is dis- cussed in the light of student and teacher response.