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About Kairos - Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

Kairos is a refereed open-access online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy. The journal reaches a wide audience—currently 45,000 readers per month—hailing from Ascension Island to Zimbabwe (and from every top-level domain country code in between); our international readership typically runs about 4,000 readers per month. Kairos publishes bi-annually, in August and January, with regular special issues in May. Our current acceptance rate for published articles is approximately 10%.

Since its first issue in January of 1996, the mission of Kairos has been to publish scholarship that examines digital and multimodal composing practices, promoting work that enacts its scholarly argument through rhetorical and innovative uses of new media. Now in its 16th year of continuous publication, Kairos is one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in English Studies, made so by its dedication to academic quality through the journal’s extensive peer-review and editorial production processes.


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Draft. Write Better.

Draft. Write Better. | Melodrama | Scoop.it
Write better with Draft. Easy version control and collaboration to improve your writing.

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pohua-chen's curator insight, August 18, 2013 11:09 PM

Good for writing draft

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, August 28, 2013 6:16 AM

Dit is een mooie manier om je met schrijven te helpen, want je kan iemand uitnodigen je tekst te bekijken. Je kunt hem ook annoteren en versie vergelijken.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:30 AM

Draft. Write Better.

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7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Melodrama | Scoop.it

The core concept behind effective instruction is differentiation and adaptation particularly now that technology and digital media is taking over every facet of our life. Being able and ready to adapt your teaching methods to your students emerging learning needs is the key to a successful teaching career. Adaptation requires  thinking analytically about what goes on when students are engaged in learning. Some get the point so rapidly without the need for exhaustive explanations but others are slow learners and call for longer time.


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Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:07 AM

Oh, this is just brilliant!

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5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom | Melodrama | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom is one type of active learning environment. It’s dynamic, it’s engaging, and it's “messy”. Here are five strategies to get going.

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Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 3:12 AM
Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/.
Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 3:12 AM
Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/.
Enric Gabarro's curator insight, January 2, 2014 7:53 AM

ahora mas consejos sobre como implementar las classes inversas

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5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom | Melodrama | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom is one type of active learning environment. It’s dynamic, it’s engaging, and it's “messy”. Here are five strategies to get going.

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Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 3:12 AM
Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/.
Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 3:12 AM
Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/.
Enric Gabarro's curator insight, January 2, 2014 7:53 AM

ahora mas consejos sobre como implementar las classes inversas

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What is the Creative Classrooms Lab project about?

What is the Creative Classrooms Lab project about? | Melodrama | Scoop.it

To address these challenges, the Creative Classrooms Lab project will carry out a series of policy experimentations to collect evidence on the implementation, impact and up-scaling of 1:1 pedagogical approaches using tablets. This evidence will enable policy makers to take more informed decisions.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:15 PM

This looks like a really interesting project for those interested in 1:1 computing and tablets.

systerwoody's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:40 AM

#Policy #tablets 

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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | Melodrama | Scoop.it
A new Stanford study shows that students learn better when first exploring an unfamiliar idea or concept on their own, rather than reading a text or watching a video first.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 18, 2013 9:33 PM

What is the best way to flip a classroom? Perhaps it is not showing videos first, but allowing the student to experiment first and then watch videos or read material. This study shows that students experimented first had substantial improvement in performance.

This study used a specific "new interactive tabletop learning environment, called BrainExplorer, which was developed by Stanford GSE researchers to enhance neuroscience instruction." Based on the use of this environment students did better exploring first. The experiment is described and data is shared in this article and it shows that the group who experimented first had a significant improvement in their final score.

There is an explanation as to why they chose the field of neuroscience as their goal (quoted from post below):

“Part of our goal,” the researchers write, “is to create low-cost, easy-to-scale educational platforms based on open source, free software and off-the-shelf building blocks such as web cameras and infrared pens so that our system can be easily and cheaply deployed in classrooms.”

The article also notes that this 'many educational researchers and cognitive scientists have been asserting for many years: the “exploration first” model is a better way to learn.'

Ra's curator insight, July 21, 2013 5:43 PM

Implications for fabric tech in relation to systems. Trial and error as the lead in. Provide basic skill set and try to evolve the understanding of the systems and processes required to achieve identified outcomes. 

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 27, 2013 6:14 PM
Glad you like it Jesus!
Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

#BRIGITTESOUCI

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Simplifying Transmedia

Simplifying Transmedia | Melodrama | Scoop.it

Maya Zuckerman:  'Over the years, I have been immersed in numerous talks and discussions centered on the question of "How can we streamline and simplify the concept of transmedia so that it is easy to understand?"'

 


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Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:21 PM

I love it when someone simplifies complexity - wish I was as gifted!

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Will MOOCs help to democratise higher education?

Will MOOCs help to democratise higher education? | Melodrama | Scoop.it

The democratisation of higher education requires widening access to studies that lead to useful qualifications, and giving people more opportunities to select study programmes themselves and easily design their own courses from the rich pool of material freely available, Sir John Daniel told the “Worldviews 2013” conference last week. The question is whether massive open online course, or MOOCs, will help or hinder that process.


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Fables, Myths And Narratives — Converting Our Stories Into Multi-Screen Experiences [#Transmedia]

Fables, Myths And Narratives — Converting Our Stories Into Multi-Screen Experiences [#Transmedia] | Melodrama | Scoop.it

Senongo Akpem:  "This article talks about 5 concepts of telling multi-screen stories and how we can use them to create exciting, digital experiences."


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gawlab's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:38 AM

Un article interressant avec de belles références sur des travaux transmedias.

Asil's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:53 PM

Excellent overview with links to some great content. 

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Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists?

Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists? | Melodrama | Scoop.it
Belinda Parmar: It's a tired cliche that all gamers are male, and it's time manufacturers woke up to the fact that women want to see female characters they can relate to

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 13, 2013 7:26 AM

Some facts and figures ....


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Creating Games for Journalism

Creating Games for Journalism | Melodrama | Scoop.it

Games mock realities that, at their best, can make players feel an emotion more powerfully than any other medium. You are the on-screen actor, and you control the game's plot through your actions. Having control means you're responsible, within obvious bounds, for what happens in the game, so achievements, failures, consequences and the emotions those come with, belong to you.


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Joe Pereira's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:45 AM

It's good to see at least a mention of Twine for creating CYOA games -although not mentioning Inform 7 or Quest 5 for creating parser-based IF is a huge oversight IMHO. Professor Denniz Jerz has been using Interactive Fiction/Inform 7 to teach Journalsim for many years 

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/blog/2012/11/15/what-a-21st-century-english-major-can-do-screencast-demo-of-an-inform-7-text-adventure-journalism-game/

Alexandra Guité's curator insight, August 17, 2013 12:26 PM

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.”

Ms. Corri's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:57 PM

This seems like a great way to teach kids, but also to get them to teach their peers. We know that if you can successfully teach someone, then you truly understand the skill.

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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Melodrama | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, August 26, 2013 7:42 AM
Looks interesting,thanks.
Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way. 

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Are MOOCs the answer? An Indian Perspective

Are MOOCs the answer? An Indian Perspective | Melodrama | Scoop.it
They are the buzzwords in the education sector. The popularity of these open courses is gaining steadily, with thousands of students across the globe enrolling online.

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Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 3:12 AM
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M.A.P.'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:43 PM

"Eventually, MOOCs will evolve beyond the delivery of online courses to becoming a pervasive resource where open access to cutting-edge university research (as well as teaching) will play a pivotal role in guiding the decisions of individuals in matters that affect their lives the most."  This is the ideal objective.  As the commenter said at the end of the article, the low penetration of Internet, language constraint, local knowledge, etc. are all barriers at present.  

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What 'The Silent History' teaches about digital stories

What 'The Silent History' teaches about digital stories | Melodrama | Scoop.it

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Дима Аркас's curator insight, August 4, 2013 2:07 AM

Прикольно, для того, чтобы открыть на iPad новый кусочек истории, читателю надо физически оказаться в том или ином месте. Интересно, что же это за история должна быть такая, чтобы так напрягаться...

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:13 AM

What we can learn from digital stories.

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The Man Who Fell Into Movie Acting - New York Times

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The Man Who Fell Into Movie Acting
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It's the rare director who can transform the familiar into something that feels as if it were being seen for the first time.
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13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About | Melodrama | Scoop.it
Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:17 PM

This post presents 13 free web tools selected by "Adam Bellow, founder of EduClipper, and Steve Dembo, Online Community Manager for Discovery Education." Each has a brief explantion and provides suggestions on how to use in the classroom. Below is a list of four of the tools.

* Ipiccy

* The Noun Project

* BigHugeLabs

* Padlet

For more information on these tools plus 9 more click through to the post.

Kristi O'Neil's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:17 PM

Definitely going to have to check some of these suggestions out. Knowledge is power.

Thays Miranda's curator insight, November 15, 2014 12:52 PM

First of all, basic information about web tools.

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Melodrama | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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LETP's curator insight, July 25, 2013 4:46 AM

A useful read for teachers to understand different learner capabilities. 

Andrea Barrett's curator insight, November 16, 2014 7:22 PM

I'm going to rebadge this as "models" of learning /instruction as opposed to theories - which would suggest a hypothesis of how learning occurs

Monia Sannia's curator insight, February 25, 9:40 AM

A visual map of learning theories

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Resurrecting Multimedia from the mire of Transmedia

Resurrecting Multimedia from the mire of Transmedia | Melodrama | Scoop.it

Mike Jones:  "Words come and go, in and out of fashion. And when the topics of discussion are screen-production, screen-media, technology and narrative, words can fall out of fashion very quickly."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:44 AM

Mike Jones, "Transmedia projects are just peanut butter" ... need I say more?

XYEYE's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:45 AM
...and hear we go again, something I said a while ago: why are we calling it so many buzzwords when in realities it multimedia, at least that's where is started and in that it defines it more completely on so many levels!
John Fellows's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:25 PM

multi-new-trans media madness
Create and express... 

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Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education

Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education | Melodrama | Scoop.it
The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education.  Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently.  The purpose of this post is to: Provide background...

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The New Digital Storytelling Series: Katerina Cizek [#Transmedia]

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Katerina Cizek [#Transmedia] | Melodrama | Scoop.it

MIT Open Documentary Lab:  "[Katerina] Cizek is currently the director of the NFB’s HIGHRISE project, exploring new forms and new approaches to content. HIGHRISE is a multi-year, many media series of projects. You can see it at highrise.nfb.ca and her previous project Filmmaker-in-Residence at filmmaker.nfb.ca."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:39 AM

This is the tenth interview in an excellent series on "prominent figures from the world of transmedia."  The series starts with Should Filmmakers Learn to Code over at Filmmaker Magazine and includes interviews with:  Zeega (James Burns, Kara Oehler and Jesse Shapins); Elaine McMillion; Hugues Sweeney; Kamal Sinclair; Mark Harris; Brett Gaylor; Ingrid Kopp; Vivek Bald; Lance Weiler; Katerina Cizek; Fox Harrell; and Caspar Sonnen.

Two Pens's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:34 PM

Transmedia is a weird term. It's also a new world that incorporates elements of traditional film-making, digital assets, photography, architectural drawings, you name it: all in service to story. It's fun but it 

takes a whip to control all those elements into something that translates into more than the sum of its parts.

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Lucas and Spielberg on storytelling in games: 'it's not going to be Shakespeare'

Lucas and Spielberg on storytelling in games: 'it's not going to be Shakespeare' | Melodrama | Scoop.it

Bryan Bishop:  'Speaking Wednesday at a panel at the University of Southern California — joined by Microsoft’s Don Mattrick — George Lucas and Steven Spielberg argued that introducing the concept of interactivity fundamentally changes the experience. "They’re always going to be different," Lucas said when asked if movies and games were going to become more similar. "They’re never going to be the same."'


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 14, 2013 6:22 PM

The way that we connect to static story as opposed to interactive story is an interesting topic. The masters of the genres discuss it here.

ChantalHarvey's comment, June 17, 2013 7:03 AM
There is more money in games than there is in movies, now
Andrés Núñez Álvarez's comment, June 27, 2013 6:55 PM
Great resource. Thanks for sharing.