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Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from literacy (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by literacy.nifl.gov (8.10.2/8.10.2) with SMTP id j0V0F3n16730; Sun, 30 Jan 2005 19:15:03 -0500 (EST) Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 19:15:03 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Errors-To: email@example.com Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Originator: email@example.com Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk From: David Rosen <email@example.com> To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:893] Adult Literacy Education Wiki X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.619.2) Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Status: O Content-Length: 2911 Lines: 60 NIFL-Assessment Colleagues, We would like to introduce you to the Adult Literacy Education Wiki. "Wiki-wiki," a Hawaiian word meanimg very, very quickly, refers in the online world to a web site where you can immediately and easily add to or change text.† The best-known application is the Wikipedia, a multilingual encyclopedia, created and modified daily by thousands of people across the world. We think a wiki can be a useful online environment for adult literacy practitioners, adult learner leaders, and researchers to have ongoing discussions in areas of mutual interest. The idea of having a wiki arose from planning the Meeting of the Minds research and practice conference held in Sacramento, California in December, 2004. The Adult Literacy Education(ALE) Wiki is not a replacement for electronic lists.† It is a complement to, and we hope an enhancement of them.† Because a wiki is an easily edited document environent, current or past electronic list discussions can be selectively copied to the wiki, continued at any time, and referenced (and linked) in future e-list discussions. For each wiki discussion topic a summary, glossary, and list of research and other references can be created.† We hope the ALE Wiki will become a handy electronic reference shelf of definitions and resources for discussions which take place on adult literacy e-lists, and where one could easily find research citations, full-text studies, threaded discussions which have taken place on listservs, and other materials which are all organized around specific research topic areas and questions.† It could also be an environment where researchers describe their completed and ongoing work, see how practitioners are reacting to or using their research, and see what questions and issues practitioners and adult learner leaders think are important to study. A wiki, by design, is a participatory environment.† We would like to invite you to work on the ALE wiki with us. (Our motto is "workers, not lurkers.") We are trying to organize this so that lots of people from the field are involved in adding/changing and editing text, but also so that in each of the areas there is a leader, a topic manager, to help keep things organized..† If you would like to visit the Adult Literacy Education Wiki, and we hope join in, you will find it at: ††† http://wiki.literacytent.org/index.php/Main_Page To set up a log-in account, so you can add to the ALE Wiki, go to: ††† http://wiki.literacytent.org/index.php/Special:Userlogin Please e-mail David (email@example.com ) if you have technical questions.† We hope you will find the Adult Literacy Education Wiki as intriguing as we do, and that you will join other researchers and practitioners who have begun to experiment with it. David J. Rosen Jackie Taylor Marie Cora Marian Thacher Erik Jacobson
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