ERIC Number: ED333865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Using Electronic Mail in an Educational Setting. Fastback 316.
Wishnietsky, Dan H.
Part of the always-changing field of microcomputers is the growing use of electronic mail/message systems (EMMS), a general term for describing the transmission of messages using computers and telecommunications facilities. As a result of these advances, it is possible for administrators, teachers, staff, and students to have immediate access to personal messages, educational resources, information services, and each other--even when they are separated by great distances. Some varieties of EMMS include message distribution services, voice mail, document and picture transmission or fax, and computer teleconferencing. EMMS may be used to record student grades, send memos, access databases, enhance communication between faculties, allow cooperative research, enhance subject-specific student projects, and promote excellence in extracurricular activities. Some problems to be aware of in EMMS include cost effectiveness, maintenance, training, access, and supervision. In the future, however, international cooperative networks may be used to share educational information, and develop multicultural curricula. A list of EMMS resources includes eight journals, five associations, four online sources, and three resource centers. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Cost Effectiveness, Databases, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Extracurricular Activities, Facsimile Transmission, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, International Cooperation, Microcomputers, Teleconferencing
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($0.90 non-members; $0.75 members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.