websites, writing center history, gopher sites, asynchronous, writing across the curriculum (WAC)
My article demonstrates how to integrate the static web pages with the dynamic forum for an effective learning experience on the OWL. I explain, through recent research, why asynchronous feedback provides effective, individualized writing instruction to students with various learning styles and how collaborative learning is fostered through threaded discussion groups. The article then offers strategies for offering written feedback to students in discussion group environments by combining instructional material from the static web pages on the department’s OWL. These include using text-editing tools from word processing programs, pasting web links into papers for instructional connections, and integrating screen-capture videos of sentence revision strategies.
Type of Source: Blog Post
Author: Brad Hughes
Year of Publication: 2015
Title: “The Evolution of UW-Madison’s Writing Center Online: A Wayback Look” (available online)
Publication: Another Word