K A I R O SA Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments
Volume 6, Issue 2 Fall 2001
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Reading and Mis[s]reading the eneriwomaninterface

Looking at the eneriwomaninterface website through recent theories of feminist autobiography and gender performativity, Smith raises questions about how "confession functions within the eneriwomaninterface as a site for mis[s]reading (a gendered misinterpretation of the text) and as radical strategy through which the eneriwoman questions identity and its production."


by Erin Smith
Western Maryland College


Computers, Literacy, and Being: Teaching With Technology for a Sustainable Future

"[R]ecent technological developments, especially those related to increasingly powerful and ubiquitous computer technologies, have raised anew important questions about how we understand ourselves and the implications of those understandings for our communities, cultures, and habitats. [T]hose of us most intimately concerned with matters of writing and technology have some responsibility to turn our attention to the relationship between what we do as teachers and scholars and the potentially catastrophic environmental crises we face as human beings."


by Robert P. Yagelski
University of Albany, SUNY


Generating New Theory for Online Writing Instruction (OWI)

Online Writing Instruction (OWI) "is in a relatively early developmental stage, making this an ideal time to engage in research that will contribute to the development of our understanding of procedures and processes associated with OWI. [E]ducators, scholars, and researchers
. . . should adopt a theory-generating stance regarding the online environment, technological platforms, pedagogies, and guiding philosophies encapsulated within OWI. "


by Beth L. Hewett
Penn State University


Computers and Writing 2001 TownHall Discussions

Bones, Phones, and Fingertips: "Ambiscriptual" Iterations of Writing Technologies

Moderator Hugh Burns poses the question "What tools have we used in the past or what tools we are using in the present, and why?" Respondents include

  • Dawn Rodrigues
  • Daniel Anderson
  • Wayne Butler
  • Paul Taylor, and
  • Barry Maid

E-Literacy and Orality: The Hands-Free, Voice-Activated, Any-to-Any Future Classroom

For the second TownHall, moderator Dene Grigar asks "What tools will we likely use in the future, and why?" Respondents include

  • John Barber
  • Tari Fanderclai
  • Ted Nellen
  • Kay Robinson
  • Rich Rice
  • Carl Clark
  • Nick Carbone, and
  • Jeff Rice