Examining Tutoring Strategies in Asynchronous Screencast Tutorials (2019)


asynchronous, audiovisual commentary, screencasting, effective practices, tutoring strategies, scaffolding, motivation, instruction, tutor discourse, research study


If tutors’ work is to engage writers in learning, it is essential to know what tutoring techniques and strategies they use to structure learning. Drawing upon previous work on the tutoring strategies of instruction, scaffolding, and motivation within in-person writing tutorials (Mackiewicz & Thompson, 2014; 2015), this study analyzes ten transcripts from asynchronous screencast tutorials to determine how and to what extent writing tutors use instruction, scaffolding, and motivation in an online setting.

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