3.896 e-conference; e-journal; new network (254)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Wed, 3 Jan 90 20:16:57 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 896. Wednesday, 3 Jan 1990.

(1) Date: Wed, 3 Jan 90 08:31:53 CST (82 lines)
From: Psychology Newsletter list <PSYCH@TCSVM.BITNET>
Subject: Computer-Mediated Education

(2) Date: Wed, 3 Jan 90 11:33:21 CST (85 lines)
Subject: PACS Review (Vol. 1, No. 1)

(3) Date: Wed, 3 Jan 90 14:16:00 EST (66 lines)
Subject: a multilingual, cross-cultural network

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Date: Wed, 3 Jan 90 08:31:53 CST
From: Psychology Newsletter list <PSYCH@TCSVM.BITNET>
Subject: Computer-Mediated Education

Computer-Mediated Communication in Education:

An Electronic Conference

edited and moderated by

Professor Norman Coombs
Rochester Institute of Technology

sponsored by Comserve

Interested individuals are invited to participate in an
electronic conference addressing the uses of computer-mediated
communication for educational purposes. The conference will
explore how electronic mail and computer conferencing can be
integrated into college education. Among the topics addressed
will be: uses of electronic mail and computer conferencing to
deliver information, conduct class discussions, handle questions
and answers; the techniques and technologies that are currently
being used and new ones that are envisioned; how these
educational technologies influence course content, teaching
style, student participation; and studies that have explored the
success of these applications.

The conference will be edited and moderated by Professor
Norman Coombs of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Prof.
Coombs has used electronic mail and computer conferencing to
teach college courses for the last four years and conducts
research in the educational applications of information
technology. In 1989, Prof. Coombs won a Masters of Innovation
Award from Zenith for his innovative use of computer
conferencing in an educational program for deaf students.

The conference is scheduled to begin January 15, 1990 and
continue throughout the Spring semester. Individuals with
experience in computer conferencing applications in education,
individuals who are interested in exploring such applications,
and graduate students are encouraged to participate. The
conference is sponsored by Comserve (the online information and
discussion service for the communication discipline) and will
take place over the CommEd (Communication Education) Hotline.

Those interested in participating in the conference must
subscribe to the CommEd Hotline. To subscribe, send an
interactive message to Comserve@Rpiecs with the following

Subscribe CommEd First_Name Last_Name

as in

Subscribe CommEd Mary Smith

or you may send this command (with no other punctuation or
words) in an electronic mail message addressed to:

Comserve@Rpiecs (Bitnet)


Comserve@Vm.Ecs.Rpi.Edu (Internet)

For more information about Comserve, send an interactive
message or electronic mail message to Comserve@Rpiecs containing
the word "help" (without quotation marks).

Further information about the conference will be sent to
subscribers when the conference begins. However, if you have
other questions about how to subscribe to the conference, send
an electronic mail message to Comserve's editors at
Support@Rpiecs, or write:

Dept. of Lang., Lit., & Communication
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180
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Date: Wed, 3 Jan 90 11:33:21 CST
Subject: PACS Review (Vol. 1, No. 1)

[The following extract is from the inaugural issue of the PACS Review,
which will be found in its entirety on the file-server under the name
`PACS REVIEW'. Those of you interested in electronic publishing will
want to follow this interesting experiment. --W.M.]

| The Public-Access Computer Systems Review
| Volume 1, Number 1 (1990)
| Editor-In-Chief: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
| University of Houston
| Associate Editor: Mike Ridley, McMaster University
| Editorial Board: Walt Crawford, Research Libraries Group
| Nancy Evans, Carnegie-Mellon University
| David R. McDonald, University of Michigan
| R. Bruce Miller, University of California,
| San Diego
| Paul Evan Peters, New York Public Library
| Peter Stone, University of Sussex
| Published three times a year (January, May, and September) by
| the University Libraries, University of Houston. Technical
| support is provided by the Information Technology Division,
| University of Houston.
| DEADLINE for the next issue is April 2, 1990.
| Editor's Address: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
| University Libraries
| University of Houston
| Houston, TX 77204-2091
| (713) 749-4241

Articles are stored as files at LISTSERV@UHUPVM1. To retrieve a file,
send the e-mail message given after the article abstract to
LISTSERV@UHUPVM1. The file will be sent to your account.

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| Contents

Editorial (page 4)


Text Management Software
Sue Stigleman (pages 5-22)

An overview of five kinds of text management software:
text retrieval, text database managers, bibliography
formatting, hypertext, and text analysis. Examines roles for
libraries in helping patrons utilize this software.

To retrieve this file: GET STIGLEMA PRV1N1

Computer-Assisted Instruction for Music Uniform Titles
R. Michael Fling (pages 23-33)

Describes Making the Most of the Music Library:
Using Uniform Titles, a CAI program at the Indiana
University Music Library.

To retrieve this file: GET FLING PRV1N1
[material deleted from this spot]

| Copyright (C) 1990 by the University Libraries, University of
| Houston. All Rights Reserved. Copying is permitted for
| noncommercial use by computerized bulletin board/conference
| systems, individual scholars, and libraries. This message must
| appear on copied material. All commercial use requires
| permission.
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Date: Wed, 3 Jan 90 14:16:00 EST
Subject: Something for the Humanist List - I have more info if needed

De Orilla a Orilla -- From Shore To Shore
A multilingual, cross-cultural network for cooperative learning

Dennis Sayers, ORILLAS
Brown University
2-1102 Peabody Terrace
Cambridge MA 02138

What is ORILLAS and who is it for?

ORILLAS is multilingual educational technology project concerned with
language and culture. The project works to form partnerships among
elementary and secondary teachers in bilingual education, foreign
language, and ESL programs; adult educators working with refugees and
immigrants; university professors teaching courses for international
students; and other educators interested in cross-cultural learning.

What are our goals?

ORILLAS Sister Classes are long-distance, team-teaching partnerships
between two or more teachers. The goal of ORILLAS is to increase
students' language proficiency, academic achievement, self-esteem and
interpersonal skills. This is accomplished through cooperative learning
projects between the Sister Classes which center on language arts, social
studies, math and science.

What kinds of classroom activities take place?

Sister Classes engage in two kinds of exchanges: (a) monthly Culture
Packages, and b) jointly-executed Collaborative Projects. *Culture
Packages* are envelopes filled with maps, photos, audio and videotapes,
schoolwork, and local memorabilia which are sent on the same day every
month. In *Collaborative Projects*, Sister Class teachers and their
students plan and complete interdependent activities at each site.
Collaborative Projects fall into four major categories.

(1) *Shared Student Publications*, such as classroom journalism and
student publishing.

(2) *Comparative/Contrastive Investigations*, including dual community
surveys, joint science investigations, and contrastive geography

(3) *Folklore Compendiums and Oral Histories*, such as collections of
proverbs, children's rhymes and riddles, fables and folktales, and
lullabies and songs.

(4) *Experimental/Evolving Projects* in which ORILLAS teachers search for
new organizing metaphors and related classroom activities that explore
the learning potential of long-distance Sister Classes.

How to participate in ORILLAS

ORILLAS is housed on several networks, including (in order of increasing
connect costs): BITNET (contact jnet%"sayersde@hugse1"); MCI-Mail (send
email to username "dsayers" or "kristin brown"); and DELPHI/Boston &
DELPHI/Argentina (email "dsayers" or "kbrown"). Send as complete a
description as possible of your class and interests.