[Air-l] email lists was Re: Another Tip Re: Korean students

Deanya Lattimore mdlattim at syr.edu
Tue Jun 13 20:44:08 PDT 2006

The important thing I think is that if you lurk on a list long enough, 
you'll understand whether you "fit in" to it or not; that's the point 
about online communities that the students missed.  They didn't listen 
for long enough; that's the same reason why I quit using this kind of 
assignment.  My students never really read the messages on the lists 
that I had them subscribe to.

It's about "entering" a conversation, not just posting information.  
The students could have created weblog pages with their product reviews 
and generated real interest from real readers.  Listserv assignments, 
on the other hand, make better "reading" assignments than "writing" 
ones for undergrads especially, IMOHO.


On Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at 10:44 PM, Peter Timusk wrote:

> Hi I am a student and TA statistics but I think I know at least some
> email list etiquette like an intro. I also tried my peacemaker role
> after suspecting these as spam and brought the commercial soccer post
> back on topic( you can shoot me down here about domain disputes as on
> topic, lol ). May be the student learned from this.
> I wonder if English is weak how these students can then follow the
> discussions that result if indeed they would.
> thanks I will check these other lists out as may be they are more
> appropriate for me.
> This list I find has many conference calls which I must ignore.
> That said there are many things here I use including Barry's
> wonderful papers have been an interesting study.
> Peter
> On 13-Jun-06, at 8:59 PM, R.Mabry-Hubbard (UMC Student) wrote:
>>> . . . a little dose of social networks and cultural capital...
>>> If you repeat this exercise, why not get students to learn how to
>>> make
>>> an introduction, ...
>> I would add for next time, perhaps use a pedagogical sympathetic
>> group such
>> as WWWEDU listserv (Use of the WWW in Education); DIGITALDIVIDE list;
>> Ed-Tech list (Educational Technology)
>> http://www.edwebproject.org/wwwedu.html
>> http://www.digitaldivide.net/community/digitaldivide
>> http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb/
>> BTW, I liked your innovative assignment
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