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Taking Flight With OWLs : Examining Electronic Writing Center Work - James A. Inman

Taking Flight With OWLs

Examining Electronic Writing Center Work

By: James A. Inman (Editor), Donna N. Sewell (Editor)

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"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.

About the Authorsand Editorsp. xi
Preface The Hatching of Taking Flight with OWLs Promise and Possibilitiesp. xix
Introduction Reeling in the Horizon OWLs and Perspectivein Writing Center Workp. xxv
Toward a Definitionand Contextfor Electronic Writing Center Workp. 1
The Spotted OWLOnline Writing Labsas Sites of Diversity Controversy, and Identityp. 3
OWLs in Theoryand Practice A Director's Perspectivep. 17
Language Learningin Networked Writing Labs: A View From Asiap. 29
The Culture of Technologyin the Writing Center Reinvigorating the Theory-Practice Debatep. 41
Narratives of Experiencep. 53
Theories Before Practice(s)Proposing Computers For Writing Centersp. 55
Writing in the Electronic Realm: Incorporatinga New Medium Into the Work of the Writing Centerp. 65
Emerging (Web )Sitesfor Writing Centers Practicality, Usageand Multiple Voices Under Constructionp. 75
Cyberspace and Sofas: Dialogic Spaces and the Making of an Online Writing Labp. 85
Advice to the Linelorn Crossing State Bordersand the Politicsof Cyberspacep. 105
Asynchronous Electronic Tutoringp. 117
The Asynchronous Online Writing Session A Two-Way Stabin the Dark?p. 119
The Anxieties Of Distance: Online Tutors Reflectp. 129
E-mail Tutoring and Apprehensive Writers What Research Tells Usp. 141
Synchronous Electronic Tutoringp. 149
Synchronous Internet Tutoring: Bridging the Gapin Distance Educationp. 151
The Real(Time) World Synchronous Communications in the Online Writing Centerp. 161
Putting the OOin MOO: Employing Environmental Interactionp. 171
Ethics, Pluggedand Unplugged The Pedagogyof Disorderly Conductp. 181
Looking to the Futurep. 191
Making Up Tomorrow's Agenda and Shopping Lists Today: Preparingfor Future Technologiesin Writing Centersp. 193
Centeringin the Distance Writing Centers, Inquiryand Technologyp. 203
The Near and Distant Futures of OWLand the Writing Centerp. 211
How Many Technoprovocateurs Does It Taketo Create Interversity?p. 223
Referencesp. 235
Author Indexp. 245
Subject Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780805831726
ISBN-10: 080583172X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1