The Fall 2005 issue of Computers and Composition Online still has room for submissions that examine digital rhetoric, writing, and literacy, using the following focus areas:
- Theory into Practice Theory, thoughts, and speculation.
- The Virtual Classroom Pedagogy and classroom experience.
- From Print to Screen Online features that connect with current print journal themes
- Professional Development Our past, present and future. Send your interviews and profiles as well as conference updates and calls for submissions.
- Reviews Not only books, but sites, events, and other blended media.
Since web publishing gives us some flexibility in timing, we can accept submissions up to November 1, 2005 if the piece is especially polished and web-ready. Earlier submissions have more opportunity for interaction and editing comments from the editors and reviewers, a real advantage for those open to the collaborative nature of web writing and editing.
The current issue has an especially rich mixture of themes, theories, and pedagogies. Theory into Practice has "First Phase Information Literacy on a Fourth Generation Website: An Argument for a New Approach to Website Evaluation Criteria" by Shawn Apostel and Moe Folk (Michigan Technological University) and "Self-Analysis: A Call for Multimodality in Personal Narrative Composition" by Sonya Borton (University of Louisville). The Virtual Classroom continues its examination of current and future pedagogies with "Media Literacy Project and Community Projects / Media Literacy and Education" by Michelle Comstock and Sarah Shirazi (University of Colorado at Denver), with Alan Davis, Nancy Linh Karls, José Mercado, Scott Randolph & Scott Slack and Daniel Weinshenker, as well as in "Designing in the dark: Toward Informed Technical Design for the Visually Impaired" by Joe Wilferth and Charles Hart (The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga). Our Professional Development section has an exceptional interview entitled " Digital Portfolio Sensibility: An Interview with Kathleen Blake Yancey" contributed by Design Editor Richard Colby. Barclay Barrios (Rutgers University) reexamines his earlier CCO webarticle,"The Year of the Blog: Weblogs in the Writing Classroom" and gives us "Blogs: A Primer" in the Print to Screen section. Finally, the Reviews section has Robin Roots' (Michigan State University) review of Image, Inquiry, and Transformative Practice: Engaging Learners in Creative and Critical Inquiry through Visual Representation, edited by Lynn Sanders-Bustle. Also in this issue, Elizabeth A. Monske (Louisiana Tech University) reviews Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition by Anne Wysocki, Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Cynthia L. Selfe, and Geoffrey Sirc.
Send your submission via email in a .zip file or give us an URL. Potential articles need to be web-ready--.doc files or other purely text-based articles are not suitable. Check current and past articles at http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/home.htm. In preparing your submission, also note that CCO is a refereed journal and allows time for reviews of submissions. Authors wishing to do so may use a mutually agreed upon form of the Creative Commons License for
their article; CCO supports fair use and the open source movement in academia. If you have any questions about format or content, please feel free to contact us by email. Queries are welcome.