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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference PeerCentered Session

I am sitting in the Boise State session about their use of PeerCentered. It is just starting up with Alisha Kamph, Samantha Sturman, Sara Welch, and Sarah McGuire.

This is, therefore, meta-meta-meta-blogging.

Update 10:30--The folks have been discussing the benefits and drawbacks of blogging with the following questions:

The Nature of the Discussion
1. Are our posts on PeerCentered discussion that could not have been carried on inside the classroom or the center?
2. What post(s) are most useful?

Peers and Community
1. How important is the emphasis on peers and the open membership of PeerCentered?
2. Do we build a sense of community or is it exclusive?
3. Are there privacy issues to blogging publicly?

Tutor Training and Coursework
1. Does the blog serve as a tool for tutor training/development?
2. Is it limited to an Oasis that complements classroom training and writing center experience or could it replace teacher-student interaction?

The Technical Terrain
1. How do we feel about the physical aspects of the blog?


Feel free to discuss these questions in comments.....

I want to ask this question: How has having folks who do not work in your center influenced your learning about writing center theory and practice?

2 comments:

  1. "meta-meta-meta blogging?" I didn't know there was such a thing.

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  2. Eep! Comment challenged, I meant to add -

    It was great to have Clint lurking behind his laptop in the audience :)

    Clint asked,
    "How has having folks who do not work in your center influenced your learning about writing center theory and practice?"
    and I hope we answered . . .

    that it's beneficial to hear a variety of perspectives and get suggestions from people who can suggest relevant readings and strategies beyond our previous exposure.

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