ICT in the Writing Classroom: The Pros and the Cons

Tareq Boudjadar

Abstract


Being one of the four language skills, writing poses its own challenges for EFL learners. Over time, educators have suggested different methods to cure some of these challenges faced by students. In the 21st century, we suppose that technology should be part of the solutions to be introduced. The potential of technology in teaching writing is able to yield positive results compared to pen-and-paper writing. From drafting to publishing, technology eases the matter a lot. However, technology seems to have some shortcomings that may hinder both teachers and learners from achieving favourable results. This paper is about weighing some advantages and disadvantages of introducing ICT in the writing classroom.


Keywords


EFL writing, ICT (Information and Communication Technology), computer literacy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.4n.1p.8

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