OWC Blog: Conversations About Online Writing Centers, Tutoring, and Support

Online writing center work has allowed many of us the opportunity to rethink or reconsider traditional theories, practices, technologies, and methods in online writing support. We invite you to use this space to begin conversations around such reflections and/or to share past, ongoing, or future conference presentations, research, or work for publication with a larger audience.

Possible Areas of Focus

Topics submitted should be relevant to those in OWC work. Examples include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

  • Effective practices for OWC consulting/tutoring, training, recruitment, or administration
  • Results of OWC research projects
  • Reflections on personal OWC experience or lessons learned
  • Theoretical frameworks for OWC work
  • Descriptions of training programs, innovations, or materials
  • Tips for proposing or arguing for an OWC
  • Critiques of common OWC arguments/assumptions
  • New ways of analyzing or doing OWC work
  • Calls for OWC action/research
  • OWC technology recommendations or critiques
  • Scholarship critiques

Submission Guidelines

We accept submissions in any the formats mentioned below, with accessibility in mind. If you’d like to submit in a different kind of format, please contact us to ensure it can be made accessible. Please send all documents, including any multimedia and transcripts, to submissions@onlinewritingcenters.org.

Text-based Submissions

Submissions can be all or mostly text and can include images with textual descriptions. On our site, text-based submissions will be available in both HTML and Microsoft Word document format. Text-based submissions should be

  • 2000-5000 words
  • 6th edition APA style

Multimedia Submissions

Submissions can also be formatted as PowerPoints, video recordings, podcasts, or other audio recordings.

  • PowerPoint. PowerPoint presentations should convey information through text (in addition to images) and also include a written transcript of the presentation.
  • Video recordings. Videos can be recordings of your presentation slides, images, your center, or other areas you would like to show visually. Any documents (such as presentation slides) included in your video should also be submitted. Videos will need a written transcript so we can create closed captions.
  • Podcasts or other audio recordings. These submissions must include a written transcript.

Multimedia submissions and transcripts are not subject to APA style guidelines. Instead, submissions should focus on clarity and accessibility. There is a 30-minute time limit for all multimedia recordings.


Last Updated: October 4, 2018