In this timely piece, Dr. Lisa Bell provides an overview of the strengths/cautions of online tutoring and argues that despite all these changes, what we need to preserve is the writing center's ethos of being flexible and adapting to the needs of our students. In other words, our aim shouldn't be to maintain the dynamics of f2f, but rather, to maintain our values as writing center practitioners. The tutoring pedagogies and practices may need to change in online spaces, but it's our collective openness to change and to meeting our students where they are, that are the constants in our field.
Are you knowledgeable about working with WordPress and blogs? Interested in taking on some work the Connecting Writing Center across Borders blog? We need someone to seek out and collect responses by writing center people about working online in the time of COVID. We are looking for a volunteer who is conversant with the blog
Editor’s note: This announcement was first posted in European Writing Center Association’s listserv. For more information, please visit the EWCA website: https://europeanwritingcenters.eu/conference Dear EWCA Community: Our Board met recently to talk about whether we should cancel or postpone the conference or whether we should try to hold an online conference. After a long and serious
Hello Colleagues, We are creating a series of videos of tutors and writing center staff that showcase how the writing center community is staying resilient, hopeful, and taking care of one another during these unprecedented times. We'd love for you to join us! To do so: Choose ONE of these prompts: What is inspiring