Sarah’s need to engage with technology as a teaching and learning tool is increasingly common. This chapter discusses how technology can be used in a variety of ways to facilitate students’ control of academic writing. Applications can be basic (such as word-processing) or complex (such as running an entire course on-line using conferencing software). Our aims here are:
• to provide a general overview of the forms of technology which can be put to use in developing student writing
• to examine the use of Internet-based resources in developing students’ writing
• to examine the use of electronic conferencing to enhance student writing
• to reflect on issues raised by the use of technology such as plagiarism.