It's an old concept, really--or at least relatively old as these things go. You sign up to receive periodic email messages from a group of like-minded collaborators. You can set your message preferences so that you receive every message any member sends
to the "listserv," or one message a day, or one a week (called "digesting" one's messages). On all but the sleepiest of lists, I prefer the digest, else my email inbox becomes even more choked and unmanageable than it usually is. It's not blogging or wiki'ing or podcasting or any such trendy tech; it simply gets the job done. Want to discover a 3rd grade classroom somewhere that'll videoconference with yours? Pop out a post to ed1vidconf
, the busy listserv for educators interested in IVC (interactive videoconferencing). Want to know what's new in cooking and food science
? Join a listserv dedicated to that discussion. Gardening
? There's a listserv for every one of these and pretty much any interest you can name. Image courtesy of http://stuact.tamu.edu/
TTT12 gives you, especially if you're an educator, some excellent starting tips on how to begin taking advantage of this sturdy technology. Get started today: You're missing the discussion!!!
Download TTT12 here
. Be sure to grab the printable .pdf file in the bar to the right, should you be a hard-copy sort of earthling.
Music for today's podcast once again courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network
, a little untitled dance ditty from a guy who calls his "one-man-band" Roll On Red
. Must be from Alabama, methinks!!! Cheers, and roll on listserv!!!!!Links mentioned in today's podcast:
E-Mail Discussion Lists and Electronic Journals--http://www.ibiblio.org/edweb/lists.html
LISTSERV list by Subject--http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/listservs/subjectsearch.html