Preparing Professional Writers via Technologically Enhanced Feedback: Results of a One Year Study
- Carolyn Kusbit Dunn (East Carolina University)
Both the academic research and general news media have recognized and emphasized the importance of so called ‘soft skills’ in gaining employment. one soft skill that appears on list after list, year after year, is the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Preparing industrial technology students to meet this particular need for the future workforce naturally means emphasizing writing skills in the college curriculum. research on writing repeatedly emphasizes the importance of feedback in developing student writers. industrial technology instructors therefore, must not only require appropriate writing exercises, but provide the kind of meaningful and comprehensive feedback that will improve student writing. this paper examines the role of feedback in developing better writers, and discusses the method, results and conclusions of a year long study using audio-video technology to enhance feedback in a university technical writing course.
Keywords: computer technology, curriculum, higher education, research, teaching methods, technical writing
How to Cite:
Dunn, C. K., (2015) “Preparing Professional Writers via Technologically Enhanced Feedback: Results of a One Year Study”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 31(2).