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As computers have brought important developments to composition studies, writing centers have found themselves creating and improvising applications for their own work and often for the writing programs and institutions in which they live. Online tutorials, websites with an array of downloadable resources for students, scheduling and email possibilities--all of these are becoming common-place among writing centers across the country. However, in spite of impressive work by individual centers, exchange on these topics between and among writing centers has been sporadic. As more writing centers approach getting "wired" and others continue to upgrade, the need for communication and collaboration becomes ever more obvious, and so does the need to understand theoretical implications of choices made. Wiring the Writing Center is one of the first few books to address the theory and application of electronics in the writing center. Many of these contributors explore particular features of their own "wired" centers, 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Straddling the Virtual Fence:
  2. pp. ix-xxvi
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  1. Part I: Models and Strategies for Wired Writing Centers
  2. p. 1
  1. One: The Look and Feel of the OWL Conference
  2. pp. 3-24
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  1. Two: Email “Tutoring” as Collaborative Writing
  2. pp. 25-43
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  1. Three: Reflection and Responsibility in (Cyber) Tutor Training: Seeing Ourselves Clearly on and off the Screen
  2. pp. 44-61
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  1. Four: WAC on the Web: Writing Center Outreach to Teachers of Writing Intensive Courses
  2. pp. 62-74
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  1. Five: Have You Visited Your Online Writing Center Today?: Learning, Writing, and Teaching Online at a Community College
  2. pp. 75-84
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  1. Six: The Other WWW: Using Intranets to Reconfigure the Who, When and Where of Network Supported Writing Instruction
  2. pp. 85-102
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  1. Seven: Wiring a Usable Center: Usability Research and Writing: Center Practice
  2. pp. 103-116
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  1. Part II: Critical Assessments of Wired Writing Centers
  2. p. 117
  1. Eight: Drill Pads, Teaching Machines, and Programmed Texts: Origins of Instructional Technology in Writing Centers
  2. pp. 119-136
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  1. Nine: Virtual High School Writing Centers: A Spectrum of Possibilities
  2. pp. 137-150
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  1. Ten: The Community College Mission and the Electronic Writing Center
  2. pp. 151-162
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  1. Eleven: Random Memories of the Virtual Writing Center: The Modes-to-Nodes Problem
  2. pp. 163-170
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  1. Twelve: Computers in the Writing Center: A Cautionary History
  2. pp. 171-194
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  1. Part III: Resources for Wired Writing Centers
  2. p. 195
  1. Thirteen: UnfURLed: 20 Writing Center Sites to Visit on the Information Highway
  2. pp. 197-215
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  1. Fourteen: Computers and Writing Centers: An Annotated Bibliography
  2. pp. 216-230
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 231-241
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 242-245
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 246-254
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874213218
Related ISBN
9780874212556
MARC Record
OCLC
42329439
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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