Technology and Language Arts Dissertation or Thesis by Writing Specialists

Technology and Language Arts
This paper is a meta-review of the literature about the use of technology in the teaching of language arts.
# 92385 | 7,070 words | 98 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper explains that language arts can benefit from the use of technology when teachers incorporate it into their daily instruction for such uses as providing study guides, quizzing students, enhancing the subject, supporting individual students and involving parents with their children's learning. The author points out that the use of technology in the language arts department can be especially perilous or productive depending on the way it is used and the competence of the teacher using it because language arts is a more subjective academic subject than math or the sciences and is opened to more misinformation from the Internet. The paper concludes that the use of technology in teaching has been studied from many different angles in many different manners, but the focus has rarely been on the attitudes and beliefs held by English teachers in the use of technology in the classroom. The paper includes two illustrations.

Table of Contents:
Case History of Technology and Language Arts
The Impact of Technology on Education
Obstacles to Using Technology
Technology and Language Arts

From the Paper:

"The meta-analysis also focuses on writing skills for students who do and do not use computers and word processors for their writing. It determined that students who learn to use word processing for their writing needs learn better writing skills than those who do not use word processing programs for their writing needs. In light of this, it is surprising to find so much resistance in the current educational field regarding the use of technology in teaching and specifically Language Arts."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Deal, Nancy (2003) Literature on the web: a sabbatical provided time to create a long-lived useful web resource for teaching language arts. Learning & Leading with Technology
  • Nakamichi, Yoko (2002)The impact of call instruction on classroom computer use: a foundation for rethinking technology in teacher education.(computer-assisted language learning )(Statistical Data Included)Language, Learning & Technology;
  • Atkins, N., & Vasu, E. (2000). Measuring knowledge of technology usage and stages of concern about computing: A study of middle school teachers. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 8(4), 279-302.
  • Debski, R. (2000). Exploring the re-creation of a CALL innovation. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 13(4/5), pp. 307-332.
  • Egbert, J. (2001). Choosing software for the English language classroom. ESL Magazine, January-February, 22.

Cite this Dissertation or Thesis:

APA Format

Technology and Language Arts (2007, February 19) Retrieved May 28, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Technology and Language Arts" 19 February 2007. Web. 28 May. 2023. <>