OWL habitat in Writing Centers

This looks interesting…

Taking Flight With Owls: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work
By James A. Inman, Donna N. Sewell (2007 ISBN 080583172X)

Taking Flight With OWLs examines computer technology use in writing centers. Its purpose is to move beyond anecdotal evidence for implementing computer technology in writing centers, presenting carefully considered studies that theorize the move to computer technology and examine technology use in practice. Writing centers occupy a dynamic position at the crossroads of computers and composition, distance education, and composition theory, pulling ideas, theories, and pedagogies from each. Their continuing evolution necessarily involves increasing use of computer technology. The move to computer technology so far has occurred so rapidly that writing center staff and administration have not yet had much time or opportunity to study how and when to infuse it into their programs. The need for this collection is evident: Writing center practitioners have long discussed their roles in relation to their supporting institutions; now they are challenged to explore–even reinvent–their roles as computer technologies transform centers and institutions. In exploring varied stages of technology-infusion through field-based accounts, this volume offers readers an important and unique resource.

Here at OSU, thanks to Dennis, we have two kinds of OWLs: the one for students (through which they can send in their drafts and find links to helpful resources) and the one for writing assistants. As you’ll see, the writing assistants have the better digs — much more spacious and comfy. In it, we can post to our individual blogs, discuss topics, work on training modules, post notices, and probably lots more that I’m not yet aware of.

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