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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

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1994

Computer-assisted instruction

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The Effect Of The Use Of Computers On Writing In A Second Grade Classroom, Kevin L. Manning Aug 1994

The Effect Of The Use Of Computers On Writing In A Second Grade Classroom, Kevin L. Manning

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to investigate the effect of the use of the computer on the quality of second grade students' writing.

Twenty-five second grade students from a rural, public elementary school district in western New York participated in this study. The study consisted of a collection of two separate writing samples taken from the students. One was done on the computer while the other one was done by pencil and paper.

It was a counterbalance design in that twelve of the students did the first writing sample on the computer, while the other thirteen students did the first writing ...