ECHO (Electronic Communication Help Online) was initiated by Mary Ann Merz, Writing Center Supervisor, to explore and test methods of providing support services to students enrolled in Distance Education and Telecourses offered by Oklahoma City Community College . Contributing to this effort were Com Lab Assistants Naomi Christofferson, Tim Jones, and Darin Young. Design and computer expertise were provided by faculty member Warren Neal. The concept was sponsored with institutional grant funds.
Literally hundreds of internet Online Writing Labs (OWLs) are already in existence, and we have liberally incorporated into our site those we find most helpful. Our goal is to provide an interactive device by which OKCCC students could receive tutorial assistance on their written assignments similar to that provided in the Writing Center on campus. We went online in June 2001, but we will continue to revise our methodology as experience guides us.
For more information or to make comments:
E-Mail: Rachel Olsen
(405) 682-1611, Ext. 7142
7777 South May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73159