Campus Units

English

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2001

Journal or Book Title

Education and Technology: Critical and Reflective Practices

First Page

241

Last Page

258

Abstract

As one reads the proliferating literature on the uses of the computer to teach first-year composition (FY Comp), a pivotal, nagging question arises, particularly if one has grounding in critical theory: "What constitutes responsible, democratic, liberatory use of the computer in education?" If this question cannot be satisfactorily answered, the increasingly heavy - reliance on the computer in the classroom must be reconsidered. In any event, educators certainly must cease their unquestioning acceptance of the computer-as-panacea for education's "ills," and must also begin to render problematical...

Comments

This chapter is published as Duffelmeyer, Barbara Blakely. "Using Digital Technology to Augment a Critical Literacy Approach to First-Year Composition.” Robert Muffoletto (ed.). Education and Technology: Critical and Reflective Practices. Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2001: 243-260. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Hampton Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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