Resources for Online Instruction

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence has put together various guides and bibliographies to help you adapt to online instruction, learn more about teaching online, and specifically teaching writing online. 

Resources for Teaching Online. These resources should be useful if you are setting up any online course for the first time. Includes podcasts and websites with best practices, support, and other pedagogical resources.

Resources for Teaching Writing Online. This page includes a list of books, articles, and online sources specific to online writing instruction.

Facilitate Effective Online Discussions. This resource provides recommendations for facilitating effective online discussions. It draws from various articles and sources, which are included as further reading.

Facilitate Effective Group and Team Work. This resource provides principles, recommendations, and links to other information for creating and facilitating small groups for informal lower stakes activities and teams for higher stakes, long-term projects. 

Facilitate Effective Online Peer Response. This resource outlines our overall recommendations on facilitating effective online peer response, emphasizing the importance of spending time to carefully plan the peer response and prepare students with prompts and tools for providing useful feedback.

Give Feedback to Online Writers. This resource provides best practices for responding to writers in online classes, as well as a list of resources.

Support Graduate Students Remotely. This resource provides suggestions for working with graduate student writers online and from a distance. These suggestions are based on both online writing pedagogy best practices and scholarship on graduate student writing support, with links to further reading.