Kairos Spring 2012 Issue is out
Kairos, the open-access refereed journal of all thing comp and tech, has published volume 16.2, Spring 2012. Among the delights is a two part piece on podcasting in the writing classroom by Jennifer Bowie. The first piece, Rhetorical Roots and Media Future: How Podcasting Fits into the Computers and Writing Classroom features a seven episode podcast series about podcasting in the classroom as a way to explore rhetorical theory and practice. It is accompanied by another webtext and podcast series called Podcasting in a Writing Class? Considering the Possibilities, which has all the practical “how-to” information that lets readers see how she puts it together as a teacher.
Digital Is folks will also enjoy Wendi Sierra and Kyle Stedman’s look at two examples of successful gamification run as part of events: one at 4Cs and one as part of an instructor orientation at their university. Visit this resource at Ode to Sparklepony: Gamification in Action.
NWP folks will also love seeing Letters to Gail, a tribute to Gail Hawisher upon her retirement. Gail was founding director of the University of Illinois Writing Project up until her retirement and a continuing inspiration in the writing community.
As always, the entire issue is worth a look at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/