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Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from literacy (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by literacy.nifl.gov (8.10.2/8.10.2) with SMTP id j8GGvlG16022; Fri, 16 Sep 2005 12:57:47 -0400 (EDT) Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 12:57:47 -0400 (EDT) Message-Id: <E95972B2-31F6-47F1-893A-6C3CEB0E812F@comcast.net> 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:1232] ALE Wiki X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.734) Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; delsp=yes; format=flowed Status: O Content-Length: 2912 Lines: 77 Dear Colleague, The Adult Literacy Education (ALE) Wiki now has over 400 registered users, 34 of whom have added their introductions to the Who's Here page. It now has over 500 pages of content on research and professional wisdom in adult literacy education. A wiki* is a web environment in which (after a free registration and log-in) you can easily add content as well as read it. So the ALE Wiki is a community of practice, with practitioners, researchers and learners from all over North America. The wiki is organized by content areas, or topics. Currently these include: 1. Adult Learners' Self-Study 2. Adult Literacy Accountability 3. Adult Literacy Professional Development 4. Assessment Information 5. Basic Literacy 6. Classroom Practices that Work Professional Wisdom from Practitioners and Research 7. Corrections Education 8. Distance and Persistence 9. English for Speakers of Other Languages 10. Evidence Based Adult Education 11. Family Literacy 12. GED Research 13. Learner Persistence 14. Learning Disabilities 15. Numeracy Research and Practice 16. Participatory and Emancipatory Education 17. Project Based Learning 18. Public Policy 19. Research to Practice, Practice to Research 20. Technology 21. Workforce, Workplace and Worker Education 22. Young Adult Literacy More topics can be added, and more content can be added within each of the topic areas. The topic areas are usually organized as follows: Questions -- usually actual questions from the field, often those posted by people on NIFL electronic discussion lists Discussions -- usually selected threads from electronic discussion lists which are often added to on the Wiki. Sometimes these are summarized. Glossary Research -- citations and links to pertinent research in the topic area Resources -- links to resources which are pertinent to the topic area How can one use the ALE Wiki ? ... in ways yet to be discovered. But so far, users have: looked for questions in a specific topic area with which they, as teachers, are facing found references to research which they needed for proposals or to improve program practice looked up puzzling terms in the glossary remembered a discussion held on an electronic list, found the thread archived in the ALE Wiki, and sent the ALE Wiki address to a colleague I hope you will look at the ALE Wiki -- which is a work in progress -- and register and add to it. Please let me know other uses that you have found for the ALE Wiki, and if you are interested in being a topic area leader for one of the current topics --or a new wiki topic. * wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki) is a Hawaiian word meaning "quick" - wiki wiki means "very very quickly". David J. Rosen Wiki Organizer and "Wikiteer" email@example.com
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