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Online Writing Centers E-Mail Discussion List: Online Writing Centers E-Mail Discussion List

Online Writing Centers (OWC) E-mail Discussion List

Walden University currently hosts the Online Writing Center (OWC) e-mail discussion list. The purpose of this list is to provide a discussion space for writing center workers, both virtual and brick-and-mortar, who work with students in an online capacity. Dialogue about online-specific issues, questions, best practices, resources, events, and conferences is welcome, as community building and idea sharing are central to the discussion list’s success. We also encourage anyone, including staff, faculty, and peer tutors, who works with students online through their writing center to join the discussion list. Commonly called a listserv.

Questions and Technical Issues

For questions about the OWC e-mail discussion list and help with technical issues, please contact the managers of the list:

Beth Nastachowski, Walden University,

Sarah Prince, Walden University,

Join the OWC E-mail Discussion List

  1. Visit the OWC e-mail discussion list’s Google Groups home page.
  2. Click “Subscribe to this group” to join. You can use any e-mail to subscribe (it doesn’t need to be a Gmail e-mail address, although you will have more options for ways to interact and view the e-mail discussion list if you use a Gmail address).
    • Gmail users: If you subscribe with a Gmail address, you will have access to the discussion list’s home page and will be able to participate in discussions either via the home page or via e-mail.

  1. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you don’t see the confirmation e-mail within 5 minutes, check your junk folder and any filters you have for your e-mail.
  2. In the confirmation e-mail, click “Join This Group.”

  1. You will see the following confirmation message. Click “OK” and then close the page. You are now subscribed to the discussion list and can participate in discussions.

  • Gmail users: You will now be taken to the group’s home page; feel free to use this home page to view and post to the discussion list, but otherwise you can simply close the page.

OWC E-mail Discussion List Settings

  • When you subscribe to the discussion list you will receive all messages by default. You can request to receive either an abridged e-mail or digest e-mail by emailing
    • Abridged e-mail: Receive one e-mail a day containing headings, the first line of each message, and a link to the posts.
    • Digest e-mail: Receive one e-mail a day containing the full messages posted that day.

Participating in the OWC E-mail Discussion List

To post to the OWC e-mail discussion list via e-mail, send an e-mail to or reply to a post to the list.

Unsubscribe to the OWC E-mail Discussion List

To leave the OWC e-mail discussion list, e-mail