Can OWLs provide the "safe" spaces that we've tried to create in walk-in centers?

Though many may welcome the computer as a tool and environment for new and exciting kinds of work, others may face computers with a heightened sense of risk. Consider the following:

Writing center practitioners have striven to create low-risk environments which will encourage students to talk frankly about their writing. That risk may increase, though, as various facets of a writing center's services go on-line.

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Stuart Blythe
Purdue University