University of Texas at Austin
This project offers a window into our work. We take a close look at teaching
with the Internet, present assignments and survey student and teacher projects.
Along the way we present explanatory narratives or discuss theoretical issues and
connections. Our aim, however, is more akin to propping open our classroom doors,
than constructing an analytical frame for our pedagogy.
As a way of formulating a more precise angle, however, we'd like to think that
this hypertext enacts some of our theories and pedagogies. Since we try to
promote distributed learning and collaboration, we've opened this text to reader
contributions. We believe that the more participation we are able to facilitate
with this project, the more successfully we will have conveyed the ideas and
approaches that inform all of our work.
This web was peer-reviewed by Judi Kirkpatrick and Anthony Rue of the
Kairos Editorial Board.
Using This Text
you'll need to use the basic non-frames version of the text: Enter the Non-Frames Version of this Hypertext. If you are using Netscape or Internet Explorer 3.0 or better, please use the active version.
Our project uses scripts and frames to orchestrate information and
interactions. We're grateful to Kairos for presenting this text in an independent
browser window. This arrangement will allow us to demonstrate the hypertext in
its most natural incarnation.
The project is divided into three frames. To re-orient yourself use the
navigation menu at the top.
Contact The Authors
About the Authors
teaches literature and composition at the University of Texas. He has taught
classes using the Web since the fall of 1994 and is the developer of numerous
educational Web sites, including The Women of the Romantic Period Hypertext, The
American Literature Survey Site and Allyn & Bacon's CompSite. His forthcoming
book, Connections: A Guide to On-Line Writing, teaches Internet research,
collaboration and composition by grounding instruction in concerns of argument,
audience, purpose, context and media. In the Fall of 1997, he will begin teaching
for the Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy program at the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Joi Lynne Chevalier
doctoral student in Renaissance Literature at The University of Texas at Austin.
Her dissertation, "Of Calling Shapes, Beckoning Shadows and Airy
Tongues": Weaving Comus, Multi-User Shared Environments and the World Wide Web"
discusses virtual environments and literary studies. In addition to developing
The Foreign Realms, a MUSH space which examines virtual representations of
historical periods, Joi is creating a MUSH space devoted to Milton's
Comus, as well as developing corporate virtual environments. She is
also known as the RedQueen in CheshireMOO, an academic and instructional
environment. Despite spending most of her time in a virtual existence, she
occasionally makes appearances at the CWRL at UT Austin and at Activerse Inc., an Austin-based software company.
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