You are here : Home > Working Groups > Working Group 4 - Technologica > Short description

Short description

The use of computers as writing instruments has not only had a profound effect on writing practice, but has also opened up new possibilities for writing research. Four different digital writing tools, were developed in Europe within the last 5 years: Eye and Pen, Eyewrite, Scriptlog and Inputlog. These programs have been used to conduct extremely fine-grained studies of the time course of writing processes.

The main purpose of the research programme on ‘Technological advances in writing tools’ is to enhance these tools and further validate them, and to advance our understanding of the impact of different technologies on the cognitive and sensorimotor processes involved in reading and writing. To realize these aims it is important to further develop the theoretical framework on which these tools are based in a cross-disciplinary research context and in close collaboration with the other workgroups.

The main themes within this program are:
1.Reading and Writing
2.Impact of digital technology
3.Standardization of writing process data

The focus of this workgroup is on a better understanding of ‘Reading and Writing’ and on the ‘Impact of digital media on the writing process’. To further facilitate and encourage data exchange within the writing research community, this project also aims at creating a shared technical and methodological standard for writing process data.


Last update : 18 January 2009


RSS feedKeep informed with the latest news as they are published on the website by subscribing to the RSS feed. Subscribe...


Université de Poitiers - 15, rue de l'Hôtel Dieu - 86034 POITIERS Cedex - France - Tél : (33) (0)5 49 45 30 00 - Fax : (33) (0)5 49 45 30 50 - - Legal mentions