From Classroom to Cyberspace: A Writing Center-Library Collaboration
In the Winter 2010 term, the Library and Writing Center at Western Oregon University teamed up to develop a classroom workshop for a graduate Education class on writing and researching a thematic literature review. The two hour instruction taught in the library computer lab was an interactive hands-on session walking the students through the entire research and writing process. This workshop was repeated in the Spring 2010 term. For the Fall 2010 term, the class went online. This presentation will describe the challenges in taking a successful classroom workshop and transporting it to an interactive online environment, the technology involved, and how the collaboration worked in both developing the classroom and online workshop. It will include an interview from the Education professor about the positives and negatives of the online library instruction.