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.
This article details the process of designing a method for asynchronous Online Writing Tutoring (OWT) in the institutional context of a community college. This article examines how Google Suite presents an exciting option for free, bespoke Online Writing Lab administration.
The Ohio State University's Writing Center has implemented three models of asynchronous online support with varying degrees of success: two-step asynchronous consultations, one-step drop-off consultations, and the Online Accountability Writing Group. Our study fills a gap in the research in that it shares findings from one-on-one and group asynchronous online support.
Our project reviews literature related to graduate tutoring both onsite and online, and we use this research to alter our approach to working with online graduate students.
This article discusses the process that the University of Maryland Writing Center went through as it developed and later implemented asynchronous online tutoring, specifically the questions we struggled with while we considered adopting an asynchronous platform and method of advice delivery, as well as how we would train and schedule tutors for this new modality.
This article examines the disparity between the recent increase in online postsecondary education course offerings and the failure of institutions to provide an equitable increase in online writing tutoring and support for online learners.
This study investigates connections between asynchronous online feedback from writing center (WC) tutors and revision by non-native speakers (NNS). The chapter specifically examines work by students who speak English as a foreign language (EFL) at an American university in Greece.
From 2012 to 2015, the online grammar program Grammarly® was claimed to complement writing center services by 1. increasing student access to writing support; and 2. addressing sentence-level issues, such as grammar. To test if Grammarly® could close these two gaps in writing center services, this article revisits the results of a Spring 2014 study that compared Grammarly®’s comment cards to the written feedback of 10 asynchronous online consultants.
This case study examines the differences in comments offered by asynchronous online writing center consultants to L1 and L2 speakers and examines the potential disconnects in consultant perceptions of their practice. The researchers collected and coded sample papers and interviewed participants to contextualize data from the quantitative portion of the study.
This chapter explores the web presence needed for instructors, students, administrators, and staff as hybrid courses are implemented at the institutional level and discusses the physical presence (office(s) and staff) needed to effectively provide and sustain online support for hybrid education.