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Kairos Spring 2012 Issue is out

Written by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
January 16, 2012

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/