Edited by Eric H. Hobson
As computers have brought important developments to composition studies, writing centers have found themselves creating and improvising applications for their own work and often for the writing programs and institutions in which they live. Online tutorials, websites with an array of downloadable resources for students, scheduling and email possibilities--all of these are becoming common-place among writing centers across the country. However, in spite of impressive work by individual centers, exchange on these topics between and among writing centers has been sporadic. As more writing centers approach getting "wired" and others continue to upgrade, the need for communication and collaboration becomes ever more obvious, and so does the need to understand theoretical implications of choices made.
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Introduction. Straddling the Virtual Fence, Eric H. Hobson
Part I: Models and Strategies for Wired Writing Centers
Chapter 1. The Look and Feel of the OWL Conference, Barbara Monroe
Chapter 2. Email “Tutoring” as Collaborative Writing, David Coogan
Chapter 3. Reflection and Responsibility in (Cyber) Tutor Training: Seeing Ourselves Clearly on and off the Screen, Rebecca Rickly
Chapter 4. WAC on the Web: Writing Center Outreach to Teachers of Writing Intensive Courses, Sara Kimball
Chapter 5. Have You Visited Your Online Writing Center Today? Learning,Writing, and Teaching Online at a Community College, Clinton Gardner
Chapter 6. The Other WWW: Using Intranets to Reconfigure the Who, When and Where of Network Supported Writing Instruction, Kurt P. Kearcher
Chapter 7. Wiring a Usable Center: Usability Research and Writing Center Practice, Stuart Blythe
Part II: Critical Assessments of Wired Writing Centers
Chapter 8. Drill Pads, Teaching Machines, and Programmed Texts: Origins of Instructional Technology in Writing Centers, Neal Lerner
Chapter 9. Virtual High School Writing Centers: A Spectrum of Possibilities, Pamela B. Childers, Jeannette Jordan, and James K. Upton
Chapter 10. The Community College Mission and the Electronic Writing Center, Ellen Mohr
Chapter 11. Random Memories of the Virtual Writing Center: The Modes-to-Nodes Problem, Ray Wallace
Chapter 12. Computers in the Writing Center: A Cautionary History, Peter Carino
Part III: Resources for Wired Writing Centers
Chapter 13. UnfURLed: 20 Writing Center Sites to Visit on the Information Highway, Bruce Pegg
Chapter 14. Computers and Writing Centers: An Annotated Bibliography, Steve Sherwood
Publication Information: Hobson, Eric H. (Ed.). (1998). Wiring the Writing Center. Utah State University Press. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/usupress_pubs/123
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