Department of Writing and Rhetoric

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The Multimodal Tutor: Exploring the Role of Technology in Tutoring Practice

Conference Date
Friday, April 4, 2014

The Call:

The mission of our writing and learning centers is to help students become stronger, more independent thinkers, scholars, and writers. In a world where technology allows us instant access to information and easy to use programs that let us create in ways never before available, what it means to be a student is changing and the ways we can communicate are more diverse.

We invite proposals that explore questions relating to any aspect of writing tutoring. In particular, we encourage proposals that deal with the conference theme regarding technology and communication in writing centers and learning centers, including, but not limited to the following topics:

  • How does technology affect your tutoring?
  • How are students using technology in new and interesting ways in order to become stronger thinkers, scholars, and writers?
  • What role does technology play in your writing center or learning center space?
  • How does technology function both inside and outside of a session?
  • How does technology connect to your development as a tutor?
  • What possibilities do you see for ways existing technology can enhance a tutoring session?

Presentation Formats:

  • Individual Presentations (15 minutes)
  • Panel Presentations with 2 or more presenters (45 minutes)
  • Interactive Workshops (45 minutes)

Proposal Information:

Please submit a proposal of no more than 300 words that describes your session. Include a title, identify the presentation format, and identify any specific technology requests. Use the submission form on the website, found here (insert link). Be sure to include the names, email addresses, and academic affiliations for each presenter.


Proposal deadline: Sunday, March 2, 2014
Registration deadline: Friday, March 7, 2014

How to Participate

On April 4, attendees will enjoy round-table conversations, presentations from writing consultants, and creative writing workshops. In order to participate, please submit a 300-word proposal by clicking here. Submissions are due by Sunday, March 2, 2013.