Technology in the Basic Writing Classroom: Addressing Issues of Integration

The heightened focus currently placed on technology has created the need for composition scholars and instructors to implement technology in a meaningful manner in the classroom. In her article, The Winds of Change, Maxine Hairston outlines the fact that unavoidable barriers are always faced when new paradigms come into effect. Emphasizing the shift in composition classrooms, technology does create new barriers and borders for both teachers and students to cross, and inevitably gives rise to concerns about:

  1. Students abilities to equally and meaningfully access technology inside/outside of class (digital divide)
  2. Studentís labeled most at risk (low socioeconomic status)
  3. Second language learners
  4. Studentís with disabilities

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