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Online Literacies Open Resource

The Online Literacies Open Resource (OLOR) is one of two publication venues sponsored by the Global Society for Online Literacy Educators. The goal of the OLOR is to publish relatively brief and practical pedagogical strategies. Busy online literacy teachers can read an OLOR publication and, within a few days, try out a strategy out for themselves. Please see some of the pieces already published on the site to get a sense of style, scope, and aim.

The OLOR is organized to reflect the principles created by the NCTE Effective Practices in Online Writing Instruction committee. To learn more about these principles you can click here.

OLOR is currently housed on our old site on the <> domain as we transition to a new format. 

Clicking the link below will take you to OLOR on our old site.

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Recent Additions to OLOR

Note that OLOR is still currently housed at our old site: <>. 

OLOR Announcement: Read Amy Cicchino’s new contribution to the Online Literacies Open Resource:   “Supporting Online Learning with Writing-to-Learn Activities”; includes announcement in white type on black background over OLOR logo (red text on top of gold background; all next to three screen captures from video embedded in OLOR piece

New OLOR Publication Placard: "Read Amy Cicchino, Lindsay Clark, and Traci Austin’s new contribution to the Online Literacies Open Resource:   'Blackboard Ally: Can Digital Tools Help Us Identify Teaching Accessible Practices?'"--in white on black background overlaying OLOR logo and images from OLOR piece.

Submit for Publication


We encourage potential authors to visit the Open Resource to see what has already been publish. 

OLOR publications are peer reviewed and authors will receive mentoring assistance by the editors. We encourage submissions that make creative use of multimedia, including screen shots and video captures. We like ideas that are fresh and that might provide a new teaching strategy or technique, even for seasoned online writing instructors.

To submit for publication in the OLORplease download and complete THIS FORM.
Email submissions to:

OLOR Editorial Board

OLOR Journal Editor Jason Snart, College of DuPage

Jason Snart is Professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and Chair of Literature, Creative Writing, and Film. He teaches composition, creative writing, and literature courses in a variety of modes, including online, hybrid, and face-to-face. His research and publishing focuses primarily on hybrid teaching, learning, and development. His most recent book, Making Hybrids Work: An Institutional Framework for Blending Online and Face-to-Face Instruction in Higher Education, was published in 2016 by NCTE.

Michael Madson, University of South Carolina

Michael Madson is an assistant professor in the Writing Center and Center for Academic Excellence at the Medical University of South Carolina. His areas of expertise are online teaching, technical and scientific communication, and second language literacies.

Jude Miller, University of Rowan

Jude Miller holds a faculty position in Rowan University's Writing Arts Department, where he primarily teaches FYW and technical and professional writing courses. In 2017 he received Rowan University’s College of Communication and Creative Arts Excellence in Service Award, and in 2019 he received an institutional grant to replace required textbooks in FYW courses with free, online Open Educational Resources. He has created the curriculum for Rowan’s First-Year Writing Program’s online and hybrid courses. His recent conference presentations include the 2019 CCCC OWI Workshop, the 2019 GSOLE conference, and the 2020 OWI Community Symposium. He is also the Membership and Communication Officer for GSOLE. In addition to his work with GSOLE, he serves as the At-Large Member of the CCCC OWI Standing Group, where he primarily coordinates the working groups.

Heidi Skurat Harris, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Heidi Skurat Harris is currently an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Online Writing Instruction. She earned her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, specializing in computer-mediated instruction, from Ball State University (BSU). Harris earned an MA in Creative Writing (Ball State), an MA in Writing (Rhetoric and Composition) from Missouri State University (MSU), and a BA in English from College of the Ozarks. She served on Conference on College Composition and Communication's Committee for Effective Practices in Online Writing Instruction (2013-2016). Harris currently teaches technical writing, creative nonfiction, and rhetorical theory at UALR. Her publications focus primarily on research and theory related to online writing instruction.

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