For many years, teachers have created interactive environments by emphasizing group work; they have worked with nonlinear approaches to texts, and they have encouraged students to explore the connections between visual materials and written texts. Now, with an increasing focus on new technologies and computer literacy teachers and students transfer, already known skills, expand on these skills, and learn new skills when creating and working with online texts.

The life after college is changing just as much as the college experience. Employers are expecting the new generation of graduates to come in with a higher understanding of how to use technology in a professional, effective, and efficient way. Composition classes are frequently taught in computer labs, and even basic writing courses are making the transition. The availability of these technologies is becoming more and more accessible, and integrating them into the basic writing classroom will give students the opportunity to become familiar with the technology in a learning environment that prepares them for life after college.

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