Kairosnews Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Kairosnews?

Kairosnews is a discussion community for educators interested in the intersections of rhetoric, technology and pedagogy. Members post stories to the main page for the community to read and discuss.

How can I participate?

Simply register for the site (note that only a username and email are required to register; you can always fill in the additional fields later via the edit account link). Kairosnews will then send you an email with your new password. Once you log in, you are ready to post stories and comments.

Who is the Kairosnews staff?

  • Editor and Site Administrator. Charles Lowe is finishing a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition studies at Florida State University. In addition to researching the use of speech recognition word processing in composition, he also advocates open source and open content.
  • Associate Editor, Promotions and Communications. Clancy Ratliff attends the University of Minnesota.
  • Associate Editor, Content and Site Development. Matt Barton also studies Rhetoric and Composition at the University of South Florida. He is especially interested in bringing innovative new technologies into first-year composition, including Wikis, Discussion Boards, and Sharepoint.
  • Reporter. Eric Mason studies Rhetoric and Composition at the University of South Florida.
  • Contributing Editor. Mark Crane has been teaching with computers since Mosaic. He recently accepted a job offer at Utah Valley State College.

The password is difficult to remember. How can I change my password?

Use the edit account link. Toward the bottom of the page, you will see a place to enter a new password in twice.

I'm using an older browser and am having trouble with the Kairosnews theme.

Members can choose between two other themes through edit account which may work better with your browser.

My question hasn't been answered here.

We have a support forum available. But please take a look through the forum before posting a question. It's possible that someone else might have asked your question already and received an answer.



I've been trying for months to edit my post because I have a mistake in my link I've mentioned there. I can't seem to do it. Can you help?Wendy Warren Austin

sure. which post is it?