Computer-Supported Collaborative Writing: The Workplace and the Writing Classroom

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With the advent of electronic networking, writing pedagogy has moved into the arena of computer-supported collaborative writing, using collaborative writing as an instructional means to promote a more social view of the writing process. Therefore, as business and technical communication researchers and instructors, we need to ask the following questions: What kinds of software have been developed to aid computer-supported collaborative writing in the workplace and in the writing classroom? What benefits and problems have resulted from the design and use of this software? What research issues should be addressed as we approach the next decade of computer-supported collaborative writing? In this article the author explores these questions, highlighting five computer-supported collaborative writing systems from the workplace and five such systems from the writing classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-150
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Business and Technical Communication
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1991


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