Online tutor training: Synchronous conferencing in a professional community
Computers and Composition Volume 12, Number 2, ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Daedalus Interchange, an online synchronous conferencing program, fits well with writing center tutor training philosophies that are based on the social and dynamic construction of knowledge with each member of a community having a voice. Providing examples of four InterChange transcripts from writing center staff meetings at Ball State University, we discuss goals for tutor training at Ball State, the rationale for choosing synchronous conferencing as a tutor training technique, and benefits of using synchronous conferencing as a part of tutor training. We present survey results from tutors who participated in online tutor training, suggesting a favorable response to InterChange from tutors.
Johanek, C. & Rickly, R. (1995). Online tutor training: Synchronous conferencing in a professional community. Computers and Composition, 12(2), 237-246. Elsevier Ltd.