The Online Writing Centers Association (OWCA) hosted our first virtual conference on October 4-8, 2021, on the theme of interdependence in the online writing center. Call for Proposals Interdependence is …
On August 10, 2021, J. M. Dembsey led a webinar on “Introduction to Digital Accessibility Principles.” The webinar discussed headings, vertical lists, descriptive hyperlinks, alternative text, and image descriptions. Examples …
On October 29, 2020, Jenelle Dembsey, Sarah Prince, and Elle Tyson (the OWCA Executive Board) hosted a special interest group at the International Writing Center Association’s Listen. Learn. Lead. online event.
On October 26, 2020, Eric Camarillo presented on “Enacting Antiracism in Asynchronous Writing Consultations.” Over 140 professionals attended. The goal of this presentation was to reframe the value of asynchronous writing center …
On October 2, 2020, Zandra L. Jordan presented on “Racial Justice and Online Writing Center Practice.” Over 145 professionals attended. Zandra introduced the theoretical frame of Womanist Ethics and facilitated attendee reflection on racial justice in their online writing centers.
On September 8, 2020, Lisa Eastmond Bell presented on “Shaping Online Tutoring Practice: Research and Reflection over Replication.” As Lisa explained, online tutoring at its best is shaped by learners and learning and not simply an attempt to replicate in-person tutoring practices.
On February 21, 2020, Bethany presented “Branching Out for Better Marketing” for the OWC Community, sharing strategies for marketing to students, faculty, and within/for institutional partners.
On November 15, 2019, Anne Shiell guest hosted a Virtual Conversation Hour on assessment and reporting in OWC tutoring. As one of the managers for instructional services at the Walden University Writing Center, Anne discussed metrics collected at her center, as well as the benefits, barriers, and difficulties of collecting this data.
On September 13, 2019, we hosted a reflection and discussion about how to identify institutional context and how that institutional context can impact decisions we make for our OWCs.
During this August 20, 2019, conversation hour, attendees focused our discussion on OWC-related readings that we and our tutors have found most helpful. This was a timely discussion since this question had just come up on the WCenter listserv.