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ERIC Number: ED370115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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The Writing Center as a Virtual Dialogic Space.
Blalock, Susan
Writing centers have been working diligently to create a centripetal space to draw as many faculty and students into its collaborative learning process as possible. The degree to which writing centers have succeeded in this mission should now lead beyond the sanctum of the centers and even beyond the validated space of satellite centers. The University of Alaska-Fairbanks Writing Center and Computer Lab, which began a viable satellite for Native students in their counseling center, has now begun programs in tutoring students and training tutors throughout the state via telephone and fax machine. Adventurous teachers using simple technology can overcome both physical distance and cultural boundaries. Physical proximity and authorized centers can overly determine the roles of tutor and students. Telecommunications and use of Yup'ik speakers as co-tutors, created a "virtual space" of mutually authoritative speakers in dialogue. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A