Wiring the Writing Center is one of the first books to address the theory and application of electronics in the writing center. In the chapters here, contributors explore particular features of their own "wired" center, discussing theoretical foundations, pragmatic choices, and practical strengths.
Type of Source: Edited Book Collection
Editor: Eric H. Hobson
Year of Publication: 1998
Title: Wiring the Writing Center (available online)
Wiring the Writing Center is one of the first books to address the theory and application of electronics in the writing center. In the chapters here, contributors explore particular features of their own “wired” center, discussing theoretical foundations, pragmatic choices, and practical strengths. Others review a range of centers for the approaches they represent. A strong annotated bibliography of signal work in the area is also included.
A must-read for writing center directors and their staffs, whether approaching the decision to wire their own center for the first time or to upgrade it. Scholars and researchers interested in theorizing the role of electronics in the writing center will find this work a rewarding and serious discussion.
Table of Contents
- “The Look and Feel of the OWL Conference” by Barbara Monroe
- “Email ‘Tutoring’ as Collaborative Writing” by David Coogan
- “Reflection and Responsibility in (Cyber) Tutor Training: Seeing Ourselves Clearly on and off the Screen” by Rebecca Rickly
- “WAC on the Web: Writing Center Outreach to Teachers of Writing Intensive Courses” by Sara Kimball
- “Have You Visited Your Online Writing Center Today?: Learning,Writing, and Teaching Online at a Community College” by Clinton Gardner
- “The Other WWW: Using Intranets to Reconfigure the Who, When and Where of Network Supported Writing Instruction” by Kurt P. Kearcher
- “Wiring a Usable Center: Usability Research and Writing Center Practice” by Stuart Blythe
- “Drill Pads, Teaching Machines, and Programmed Texts: Origins of Instructional Technology in Writing Centers” by Neal Lerner
- “Virtual High School Writing Centers: A Spectrum of Possibilities” by Pamela B. Childers, Jeannette Jordan, and James K. Upton
- “The Community College Mission and the Electronic Writing Center” by Ellen Mohr
- “Random Memories of the Virtual Writing Center: The Modes-to-Nodes Problem” by Ray Wallace
- “Computers in the Writing Center: A Cautionary History” by Peter Carino
- “UnfURLed: 20 Writing Center Sites to Visit on the Information Highway” by Bruce Pegg
- “Computers and Writing Centers: An Annotated Bibliography” by Steve Sherwood