ERIC Number: ED414738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The TESL-L Electronic Network.
The report describes a federally-funded project at Hunter College (New York) to develop an Internet and electronic mail-based resource for teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL). The program has three major components: (1) the TESL-L Electronic Discussion Forum, a list service operating on a simple e-mail program and offering teachers a chance to communicate with thousands of their peers, asking questions, getting advice, and offering comments; (2) eight special interest e-mail branches open for discussion of areas of particular teacher interest; and (3) an electronic archive of materials for teaching English as a Second Language. The total number of subscriptions to the TESL-L Forum and its related branches and archives rose from 750 at the beginning of the grant (September 1992) to 19,000 by the grants' end (September 1995). The usefulness of the project to teachers has been validated by the United States Information Agency, which has assumed funding for the project as a service to teachers and its project officers around the world. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Discussion Groups, Electronic Mail, English (Second Language), Faculty Development, Federal Aid, Grants, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Sources, International Education, Internet, Language Teachers, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.