Writing in Cyberspaces


  • Elizabeth Hanson-Smith California State University; Sacramento/Computers for Education




writing and computers, multimedia


Advances in technology, such as the word-processor, have long supported the pedagogy of composition. However, in the Internet environment a variety of electronic tools and multimedia can further enhance best practices in teaching writing: the integration of reading and writing, recursive drafting, targeted grammar and vocabulary study, peer review, and publication.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, California State University; Sacramento/Computers for Education

Professor Emeritus at California State University, Sacramento, Elizabeth Hanson-Smith is lead designer of the Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive and pedagogical consultant for Live Action English Interactive. She wrote Constructing the Paragraph, software for composition classes. She consults for and teaches online courses, including TESOL's Electronic Village Online. Author of many articles on CALL pedagogy, her books include Learning Languages through Computers (co-editor Sarah Rilling) and CALL Environments: Research, Practice and Critical Issues, 2nd edition (co-edited with Joy Egbert).


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How to Cite

Hanson-Smith, E. (2010). Writing in Cyberspaces. Writing and Pedagogy, 1(1), 131–142. https://doi.org/10.1558/wap.v1i1.131



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