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Title: "'Thou Hast Most Traitorously Corrupted the Youth of the Realm . . . Thou Hast Built a Paper-mill' (Shakespeare 2 Henry 6,) Or, The First Thing we Do is Kill All the Trees"
Authors: Egan, Gabriel
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: EGAN, G., 2005. "'Thou Hast Most Traitorously Corrupted the Youth of the Realm . . . Thou Hast Built a Paper-mill' (Shakespeare 2 Henry 6,) Or, The First Thing we Do is Kill All the Trees." Paper delivered at the conference, English Studies and the Computer, University of Newcastle, 3-4 November
Abstract: In the 15 years since computers started to appear on English tutors desks, their most notable effect has been to turn the trickle of paper circulating in university departments into a flood. Rather than exploiting the computer's power to turn paper-text into infinitely copyable, full-text searchable e-text, almost all users filled their rooms with dead trees. Furthermore, new technology has encouraged tutors to develop online courseware, especially websites and CD-ROMs, that merely replicate teaching material already available on paper. Only a tiny minority of such courseware exploits the new media's unique features, and all 'solves' non-existent problems in teaching English....
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/1297
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