Tutors provide students with an audience, readers who respond to and describe what has been communicated in the students’ writing, and then tutors help identify ways to communicate in writing more effectively. To do this, tutors offer a wide variety of feedback, knowing that all strategies will not appeal to all students, therefore using presentation methods that will appeal to, and not alienate, a variety of students.
Presents a descriptive analysis of 29 online writing lab sites for email tutoring, currently the most popular mode of computer-mediated collaboration.
Asynchronous courses, computerized classrooms, and Online Writing Labs (OWLs) have sprung up at even the smallest institutions. However, what is still in question is whether or not any of this technology has actually improved anything.
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.
Keywords Asynchronous, Student-tutor relationship, Collaboration, Nondirective feedback, Question support First Paragraph For most universities, writing centers are becoming increasingly common enhancements of campus life. For some of these centers, computers are becoming increasingly incorporated into their practices. Because funding is often marginal, the addition of computers in these writing centers is sometimes as topical as …
This article details study results comparing e-mail and synchronous conferencing as vehicles for online peer response.
Writing center staff will be glad to know that in upgrading NetMeeting from 2.1 to 3.1, Microsoft has introduced some significant improvements which will make synchronous, on-line tutorials easier and more efficient to conduct than in the past.
Keywords: asynchronous, email, access, writing apprehension, anxiety, privacy, hierarchy, equal participation
Keywords asynchronous, synchronous, MOOs, community colleges, cross-institutional collaboration, program description, program development Citation Information Type of Source: Book Article Authors: Jennifer Jordan-Henley, Barry M. Maid Year of Publication: 2000 Title: “Advice to the Linelorn: Crossing State Borders and the Politics of Cyberspace” Publication: Taking Flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work (edited by James A. …
Keywords synchronous, MOO, ethics, pedagogy, virtual misbehavior, disorderly conduct, sexual harrassment Citation Information Type of Source: Book Article Author: Jane Love Year of Publication: 2000 Title: “Ethics, Plugged and Unplugged: The Pedagogy of Disorderly Conduct” Publication: Taking Flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work (edited by James A. Inman and Donna N. Sewell) Page Range: …