autotutorial collaboration, computer-assisted instruction (CAI), computer conferencing, computer-mediated communication (CMC), electronic mail, face-to-face instruction, tutoring, writing centers
Although writing centers have used computers for over a decade now, they have used them primarily in autotutorials (computer-assisted instruction) and for word processing. These applications reflect the influence of the process movement in composition studies and the writing center’s commitment to the individual writer. Yet as the field moves towards the social in its scholarship and its writing technologies, writing centers might look towards e-mail to seek out new forms of tutor-student collaboration. The essay describes an experiment with e-mail tutoring and explores implications of new working conditions for online tutors.
Type of Source: Journal Article
Author: David Coogan
Year of Publication: 1995
Publication: Computers & Composition, Volume 12
Page Range: 171-181