The Expanding Center: Creating an Online Presence for the UMBC Writing Center (2015)

Keywords

Efficacy, technology, development

Abstract

In September of 2006, the director of the Writing Center at UMBC (University of Maryland–Baltimore County), Mary Hickernell, asked me to research the practice of online peer tutoring. Specifically, Professor Hickernell wanted to know how other schools were approaching the idea of online tutoring in writing and what would be involved in the incorporation of such a program at UMBC. My initial research focused on the “spaces” involved in online tutoring—chat rooms, message boards, emails, and other such environments—as well as the types of methods and tutor training necessary to begin an online tutoring program.

Citation Information

Type of Source: Journal Article

Author: Bill Chewning

Year of Publication: 2015

Title: The Expanding Center: Creating an Online Presence for the UMBC Writing Center

Publication: Young Scholars In Writing, 5