Gilchrist, Matthew J. and Conard-Salvo, Tammy, "Next Generation OWLs: Customized Solutions and the Move Toward Open-Sourcing" (2009). Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Presentations. Paper 6.
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writing center, online writing lab, owl, open source, technology
This session from the 2009 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) identifies technologies for next generation online writing centers, describing customized solutions for online tutoring and the potential for making these into open-source technologies for other centers. Presenters will discuss new OWL technologies, definitions for changing technologies, and OWL pedagogy and praxis, as well as usability, development, and sharing/open-sourcing of online tutoring technologies. The issues raised in this panel are the result of an OWL Technology Summit held in 2007 where representatives from eleven institutions met to explore trends in online tutoring technology development. This panel brings forward key concepts articulated during work groups formed at the Summit.