Developing a Pedagogical Space through Web Scholarship Preservation
This panel will present the beginning work of the Kairos Preservation Project, an effort to update older Kairos webtexts to ensure their preservation and accessibility. We will demonstrate how webtext preservation may serve as a pedagogical tool for graduate students and faculty to learn computational literacies. Our project updated the code of webtexts from Kairos Issue 1.1, while working to maintain the original authorial intent, address the needs of accessibility, and negotiate the politics of web standards. We argue these negotiations are necessary to moving learners beyond a functional literacy and to develop the critical, rhetorical skills necessary to respond to new coding situations and tasks and produce better, sustainable web scholarship.