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Navigating the Current Moment in Online Teaching & Learning:
Pedagogy, Program Administration & Professional Development 

The current and rapid migration of writing classes offered online, which will not be reversing course in the foreseeable future, offers a range of choices, opportunities, and trade-offs for writing program administrators, those interested in writing pedagogy, and those responsible for faculty professional development and support. 

Program administrators and teachers who are trained and grounded in print literacies, books, and traditional campus culture often perceive this migration as an intrusion into thoughtful, rigorous, pedagogically sound writing instruction; proponents of online courses also claim that teaching and learning online can be thoughtful, rigorous, and pedagogically sound as well. 

These kinds of conflicting claims can provide rich explorations and reflection on the current state of writing instruction, the sites of instruction and production, and opportunities for student success: