Ira,I am an AU alum and was a Writing Consultant in the Writing Center in 2012-2013.I am now the Coordinator of Tutoring Services for another college and we are looking into WC Online as our new software. Were there a lot of issues with connectivity because of the platform itself, or was it an internet issue? This could help me make a decision about WC Online as our platform since this will be our first time offering online tutoring and we want it to be a smooth and easy process.Thanks,Keigh-CeeOn Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 10:26 AM, Ira Fabri <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Hi, Abe.When I was the Writing Lab Coordinator at American University, we offered synchronous writing support. We used WConline as the main platform. It allows students to upload their paper or paste them into the whiteboard. It has video and audio capabilities, as well as chat.It generally worked well. Tutors were able to discuss the papers and engage the students pretty much the same way they did during face-to-face sessions. The main issues were always related to connectivity. Our tutors were always ready to switch to other platforms (like Hangouts or Skype), ask the student to email the paper, use their phones to be able to speak with the student. Did these issue occur frequently? Yes. My recommendation (besides robust training on the pedagogy, for your tutor) is you choose your online platform and tools very carefully. When technology doesn't work, the session can be very frustrating for student and tutor and really get in the way of effective support.I hope this helps.Ira~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To access the LRNASST-L archives or User Guide, or to change your subscription options (including subscribe/unsubscribe), point your web browser to http://www.lists.ufl.edu/archiOn Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 10:15 AM, Saunders, Abrahm John <[log in to unmask]> wrote:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To access the LRNASST-L archives or User Guide, or to change your subscription options (including subscribe/unsubscribe), point your web browser to http://www.lists.ufl.edu/archi
Does anyone have experience with delivering online peer tutoring specifically for writing? If so, what has worked well? What challenges with the actual delivery of tutoring in a distance education format have you experienced, if any?
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