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Pages: 1812-1821
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1407

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain


A. Epasto, D. Smeriglio, A. Mazzeo, S. Nucera

University of Messina (ITALY)
Psycho-pedagogical and educational interest towards an adequate language education is an incontrovertible fact and formally present within national indications of the curricula developed by legislators. Language is a polysemic instrument with structural value and impact in various areas of education and training of learners (social, cognitive, expressive, meta-cognitive, cultural, etc. value). Language skills, especially in writing, acquired within school and university courses, are affected by a certain formal rigidity and do not embody the fundamental principles of creative expressiveness literacy but, above all, they have not been adequately innovated toward changes in society and technology. Today, most interpersonal communications between young and old are conveyed on the web through the production of written text (blogs, social networks, etc.). The idea to create or use instruments and Apps that can promote strategies and activities based on collective creative writing is rooted in such considerations.

The YouWrite project (web-based platform of support for cooperative/collaborative writing) is inserted in this context. The basic idea is to offer users an open and accessible system via mobile and fixed instruments. YouWrite is configured and characterised by an environment that enables authors to develop their works, piece by piece, interactively with each other through a system structured on the design and creation of branches in the story plot; literary works realised collectively where access to consultation and comment is free.

Through the survey carried out we wanted to test whether, through the use of instruments for the sharing of experiences, such as creative writing by many, can stimulate and enhance the ability to cooperate and collaborate in young people and how such incentives can improve their communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
author = {Epasto, A. and Smeriglio, D. and Mazzeo, A. and Nucera, S.},
series = {9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-5895-1},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2016.1407},
url = {https://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.1407},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {1812-1821}}
AU - A. Epasto AU - D. Smeriglio AU - A. Mazzeo AU - S. Nucera
SN - 978-84-617-5895-1/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2016.1407
PY - 2016
Y1 - 14-16 November, 2016
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2016 Proceedings
SP - 1812
EP - 1821
ER -
A. Epasto, D. Smeriglio, A. Mazzeo, S. Nucera (2016) ONLINE TECHNOLOGIES FOR MULTI-MODAL LITERACIES, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 1812-1821.