Kairos Best Webtext Award Finalists Named
Winner to be Announced at C&W Conference in Florida

Staff press release issued May 15, 1998

The Kairos Best Webtext Award is intended to recognize the most effective engagement of the medium in presenting useful and innovative information to teachers of writing in native webbed environments. The winner is sponsored by the journal Kairos: A Journal For Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments.

The second annual award will be presented on May 29 at the Computers & Writing Conference at the University of Florida. The finalists will receive a package of software and other materials generously donated by Daedalus Integrated Writing Environments, Norton, SixthFloor and Lilikoi. The winner will also receive a plaque and a small cash award. The three finalists for this year's award are: 1998 Nominees (Listed alphabetically):

Additional recognition is due the semi-finalists for the award, selected from the many nominees:

The three finalists were chosen, after an initial open nominations process, via anonymous ballot by the Kairos Editorial Staff and Board, along with the invited ballots of all previous finalists.

The award will be presented at the annual Computers & Writing Conference, held this year from May 28-31 at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Nominees need not be present at the conference to be considered for the award (two of last year's three finalists, including the eventual winner, sent their "virtual regrets"). The three finalists will be named on May 14 and informed via electronic mail.

To be eligible for the award, the nominated webtext must have been published during the calendar year 1997, and be available free via the World-Wide Web.

1997 Winner:

  • Chauss, Karen McGrane "Reader as User: Applying Interface Design Techniques to the Web"

    1997 Finalists:

  • Dorwick, Keith. "Rethinking the Academy: Problems and Possibilities of Teaching, Scholarship, Authority, and Power in Electronic Environments"

  • Johnson-Eilola, Johndan. "Stories and Maps: Postmodernism and Professional Communication"