Linguistic Gratuity: Technology in the Writing Class Survey


Another opportunity for linguistic gratuity:  this time one asking for help from writing teachers.  You can help by answer a survey about your practices in the classroom.  Here’s the email I received about this project this morning:

I’m a doctorate candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and I’m conducting an exploratory study to know more about the different technologies (beyond word processing) used in the writing classroom in different contexts. Towards that end, I have created an online survey and I’m kindly asking writing teachers on this list to take that survey to help me reach some concrete, reliable results. An IRB protocol for this study has been approved by IUP’s Review Board. The survey consists of four sections and it is estimated to take between 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Participation is anonymous unless the participant chooses to share name and/or contact information with the researcher for future possibilities of further similar research.
Here’s the link:  
Technology in the Writing Class Survey.


About LingEducator

Dr. Jaclyn Ocumpaugh received a PhD for her dissertation on regional variation in the acoustics of Mexican American English (Michigan State University, East Lansing). Before that, she received an MA in English/Linguistics from North Carolina State University for her work on the acoustics of /r/--a sound which is highly variable in the English language. Her passion, however, has always been to understand the social implications of language variation. In addition to her work in acoustic sociophonetics, she has worked with rape trial analysis, developed cognitive methods for understanding discourse level variation between men and women, and created sophisticated tools for teaching future educators about the kinds of dialect variation they will find in the classroom. She has taught classes in English, Linguistics, and Education at Old Dominion University, William & Mary, the University of Mary Washington, and Virginia Wesleyan College. She is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she is helping to develop models of student engagement in the classroom. She also consults in the private sector.
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