Keywords asynchronous, proposals, funding, computer labs Citation Information Type of Source: Book Article Author: Denise Weeks Year of Publication: 2000 Title: “Theories Before Practice(s): Proposing Computers for Writing Centers” Publication: Taking Flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work (edited by James A. Inman and Donna N. Sewell) Page Range: 55-64
Keywords asynchronous, synchronous, research, survey, trends in OWCs, resistance to OWCs, starting an OWC, revising an OWC, funding, technology, tutor training Citation Information Type of Source: Book Article Author: Mark Shadle Year of Publication: 2000 Title: “The Spotted OWL: Online Writing Labs as Sites of Diversity, Controversy, and Identity” Publication: Taking Flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic …
Several years ago, The Writing Lab Newsletter carried a number of articles on OWLing, or on-line writing labs. The articles explored some of the ethical, rhetorical, and practical questions raised by the practice of writing responses to student drafts (Coogan, Crump, Jordan-Henley and Maid, Spooner).
Keywords synchronous, text-chat, program development, technology choice, access, evaluation, research, student survey, comparison to face-to-face, student comfort Citation Information Type of Source: Book Article Authors: Jake Shewmake, Jason Lambert Year of Publication: 2000 Title: “The Real(Time) World: Synchronous Communications in the Online Writing Center” Publication: Taking Flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work (edited by …
It’s no secret that the study, implementation, and use of networked computers in writing instruction requires critical reflection. (Many writers, such as Cynthia Selfe, 1992, Christina Haas, 1996, and Ann Hill Duin and Craig Hansen, 1996 have made that claim.) We’re still learning, though, how to reflect critically— how to examine the interactions of technology and humans in the writing process.
Theresa, a high school sophomore, sits at one of the dozen or so computers in the common computer lab of her school. There is a sporadic clicking of keys as the three other students in the room, none of whom Theresa knows, work at computers.
Wiring the Writing Center is one of the first books to address the theory and application of electronics in the writing center. In the chapters here, contributors explore particular features of their own “wired” center, discussing theoretical foundations, pragmatic choices, and practical strengths.
Keywords Asynchronous, Words, Tutoring, Written composition, Writers, Error rates, Second language learning, Speech acts, Language translation, Vocabulary, Writing instruction Abstract Examining 200 word choice errors from Chinese students’ drafts submitted to a writing center’s online asynchronous tutoring program, the present study demonstrates that second language writers need help with word choice. Word choice problems, a …
In academic circles, one might assume that any entity that fosters the very critical thinking, challenge, and collaboration that constitute the foundation of higher learning would command due respect and appreciation. However, as we all know, such is not always true in the case of writing centers.
“Why OWLs” is a timely question, but it’s one that as yet eludes definitive answers. What I’d like to do, therefore, is give you the chance to visit several OWLs for yourself and to browse through issues surrounding their creation and use.