30-minute Webcast

Is the Pen Mightier than the Pixel? Students' Reactions to Handwritten vs. Digital Comments

A Student Success Week 2014 Session

Communication between teachers and students are shifting rapidly from paper to the digital medium. Such a fast and strong transition, though, provokes one to question whether or not these changes are beneficial for students.

Elizabeth Connell, an instructor of writing in the health sciences at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, will discuss her experiences and experiments in dealing with these questions. Her talk will cover a range of exciting topics, including the intriguing results of a study she conducted with her students to examine their behaviors and reactions to reading teacher feedback online, as opposed to handwritten comments on paper.


Elizabeth B. Connell teaches writing in the health sciences at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey


Sean Tupa is the Product Marketing Manager for Turnitin. Previously, he had worked in various capacities for the College Board, including the roles of Director of Research for the Digital Solutions department and as a Director with the Innovation & Concept Development team. In these positions he conducted research projects, focus groups and surveys with both students and educators to help identify challenges and solutions in the world of education. Sean received his Bachelors degree in Philosophy and History from Hiram College.

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