Writing through time: longitudinal studies of the effects of new technology on writing

Citation
J. Hartley et al., Writing through time: longitudinal studies of the effects of new technology on writing, BR J EDUC T, 32(2), 2001, pp. 141-151
Citations number
28
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Education
Journal title
BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
ISSN journal
0007-1013 → ACNP
Volume
32
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
141 - 151
Database
ISI
SICI code
0007-1013(200103)32:2<141:WTTLSO>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
This paper contributes to the discussion about the effects of new technolog y on writing by assessing whether or not people's writing styles and ways o f thinking change when new technologies are introduced. The writing styles of the three authors. prolific writers in their own fields, were assessed b y comparing materials written by each author over a thirty-year period, Dur ing this time there were, for each author, great changes in the ways that t hey used new technology to help them to write. Nonetheless, the results ind icated that, although the writing styles of each author differed from each other, their individual styles were remarkably consistent over time, These results thus suggest that although the new technologies may change the ways that individual writers work. they do not alter the styles of their result ing products.