|Title||The Academic Writing and TEL group: developing a network of educators to explore the use of digital technologies to support academic writing|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Authors||Bree RT, Connor C, Croke M, Delahunt B, Everitt-Reynolds A, Fox C, Harding N, Maguire M, McKevitt C, O'Donoghue C, Ward J|
|Conference Name||EdTech 2016 ; 17th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association|
|Publisher||Irish Learning Technology Association|
|Conference Location||Law Society of Ireland, Dublin|
For most students in Higher Education, writing in an appropriate academic style is essential for academic success and plays an important role in developing academic identity within a particular discipline/profession. Yet it is widely recognised that academic writing remains challenging for many students, in part because it is often an implicit part of the curriculum. In response, institutions have offered generic academic writing support. However, it is increasingly recognised that academic writing is shaped by disciplinary expectations and context highlighting the need for academic writing to also be addressed within disciplinary curricula.