The Bedford Bibliography of Research in Online Writing Instruction contains over 370 annotations representing research and publications in online writing instruction (OWI).
OWI for this context is defined as “using computer technology to learn writing from a teacher, tutor, or other students and by using it to communicate about that writing, share writing for learning purposes, and to present writing for course completion purposes. Being online can mean working at a geographic distance or even in an onsite computer lab using technology that enables the learning about and sharing of writing; in essence, the computer technology facilitates the communication about writing, often through an LMS" (Hewett, “Grounding Principles for OWI” 36).
This bibliography is organized according to the CCCC Position Statement of Principles and Example Effective Practices in OWI (2014). The bibliography will help those who seek to do research in online writing instruction understand current research that has been vetted by experts in the field and identify the areas of OWI that most need further research.