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by Greg Siering
In this discussion of "informed navigational decisions," Siering explores various
linking styles and strategies, explains what he calls the "vlink syndrome," and has
a suggestion for software developers that could make our linking lives easier.
The Ten Commandments of MOO Pedagogy
Janet Cross and Kristian Fuglevik respond to the Summer 1996
Kairos Coverweb with a series of suggestions for teachers
in MOO-based environments.
Reviewing the Reviewer
Ron Burnett responds to Susan Lang's review of his book, Cultures of Vision:
Images, Media and the Imaginary, in the Summer 1996 issue of Kairos.
Coordinated by Anthony Rue and Jane Love
A collection of teacher/student projects as well as commentary from more established
scholars working in the University Center for Excellence in Teaching's Networked
Writing Environment program at the University of Florida. The various contributors
create, explain, and extrapolate teaching practices responsive to the postmodern,
post-industrial, media-saturated environment of which their students are a part.
Surveying the Body Electric, or How Voyeurism Transforms Audience and
by Tim Krause,Purdue University
Employing the techniques of "appropriation" and "inversion," Krause demonstrates how
the activities of surveillance, voyeurism, and exhibitionism change our definitions of
authorship, and asks us to consider how those changes may force us to re-imagine the
power we enact and serve in our grading techniques.
Rethinking the Academy: Problems and Possibilities of Teaching,
Scholarship, Authority, and Power in Electronic Environments
by Keith Dorwick, University of Illinois-Chicago
What are the problems and possibilities inherent in the academy as it
exists in a web of social, political, technological, and legal forces that are
mostly beyond its own control? Dorwick emphasizes scholarship and teaching,
with a contrast to the problems and possibilities that are increasingly evident
as growing numbers of teachers and students begin to experiment with the creation
of knowledge in cyberspace.
Hyped-Up for Friends: Cultural Studies and Web Research in Composition
by Michelle Sidler, Purdue University
Are web sites simply hyped-up virtual representations of the American popular experience,
decontextualized information wrapped up in unfamiliar space? Sidler demonstrates and
discusses the use and usefulness of a cultural studies assignment which explores the
ways in which popular visual media reflect--and impact on--larger social, political and
How can Kairos become more interactive? Help us
decide the kinds of changes we'll be making as we close out our first volume of
publication and head into 1997.