Sunday, May 24, 2009

Using eDocs to improve student writing

Dr. Brian Jackson, the course director for English 101, creates a separate folder for each student in his eDocs space. Each student uploads all drafts of papers and all in-class pre-writing to his or her own folder for the instructor to review. The instructor, in turn, uploads annotated papers containing feedback in each student's folder. The course is completely paperless. At the end of the semester, students assemble a portfolio of their best papers from the work in their folders.

Dr. Jackson also serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), where he is charged with supervising writing. Graduate assistants in the CTL can access the assignments from the English Department's eDocs space, so they are prepared when working with individual students.

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