Instructor for session two
A college teacher for 30 years, Beth was a consultant to Pearson and TutorVista in improving their online writing tutoring program and was the initial developer of the online writing program at Smarthinking, Inc. She recently published The Online Writing Conference: A Guide for Teachers and Tutors (Heinemann, 2010) and Good Words: Memorializing Through a Eulogy (Grief Illustrated Press, 2010). She is co-editor and partial author of Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes (IGI Global, 2010), co-author of Preparing Educators for Online Writing Instruction: Principles and Processes, and co-editor of Technology and English Studies: Innovative Career Paths. Beth has been chair of the CCCC Committee for Best Practices in Online Writing Instruction for five years and is an educational consultant for NCTE and other educational organizations. She believes that writing instructors have an obligation to do a better job in online instruction to help students become better readers and writers.