Well here I am, week four, back in the Writing Center. And though I still have yet to lead my own tutoring session, I’m moving on to new things. Already having shadowed a handful of face-to-face appointments, it’s time to see how other types work; and first on my list is an online realtime appointment. Word around the UCWbL is that these are sometimes few and far between, so I’m looking forward to the opportunity. (more…)
The Tutor as Archaeologist: Presenting A History of Online Tutoring November 2, 2011
A little known fact about writing centers is that we are always engaging in cutting-edge research, and right now, scholarship on online tutoring is all the rage. The OnlineWC/OWLSummit aims to improve writing center work by pooling together resources for online tutoring. As part of their efforts, I had the opportunity to research the UCWbL’s very own history to look at how we’ve handled online writing center work both in the past and at present, as well as to speculate on what may come in the future. Check it out here, and read about what the writing centers at University of Iowa, Purdue, and National University have been up to as well.