Accession Number : ADA303684

Title :   R-WISE: A Learning Environment to Teach Prose Composition.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Jan-Jul 94,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Carlson, Patricia ; Crevoisier, Melinda L.

PDF Url : ADA303684

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : This paper describes a computerized environment for teaching the conceptual patterns of critical literacy. While the full implementation of the software covers both reading and writing, this paper discusses only the writing aspect of R-WISE (Reading and Writing in a Supportive Environment). The project is part of a seven year Air Force Effort--Fundamental Skills Training or (FST)--to transition advanced computer-aided instruction to the public school sector. This paper gives an overview of the approach the tutor uses, its underpinnings in cognitive and textual theories, and the results of a pilot study (1992-1993).

Descriptors :   *TEACHING METHODS, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *LEARNING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ENVIRONMENTS, SCHOOLS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, TRANSITIONS, FRAMES, PILOT STUDIES, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, WRITING, LITERACY.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE