Report: Integrating Online Writing Assistance into the Classroom Creates Challenges, by Boba Samuels, Kelly McDonald, & Emmy Misser, Wilfrid Laurier University

Integrating Online Writing Assistance into the Classroom Creates Challenges

 

“In an effort to improve writing skills, the Writing Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University developed a series of free online resources and tools for students. However, a recent study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) found that even when integrated into the classroom experience, only a small number of students actually used the tool as they felt it was not relevant to them, and those who did saw no impact on their grades. The authors feel further research is needed into how to best integrate the service into the classroom, including potentially assigning grades for its use.”

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