The most significant advantage of using technology to teach writing is that it can allow the focus to be on the process of writing itself; instead of talking about writing, students can actually draft and revise. And while they are writing, they can receive feedback from their peers and the instructor. This increases the interaction among students as well as between the students and the teachers, which students in the Transitions studies found to be one of the most beneficial aspects of taking a writing class in a computer-supported classroom. Students in computer-supported classrooms interacted with each other during the drafting process by discussing assignment topics or feedback on their writing. The conversations among students focused primarily on writing, which was not necessarily the case in traditional classroom studied where students tended to socialize more.
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