ERIC Number: ED421997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
AskLN (Ask the Learning Network). End of Project Report.
Ninno, Anton; Plotnick, Eric
This report summarizes the history of AskLN (Ask the Learning Network), a project funded by AT&T. It outlines valuable insights and information gained as a result of a successful 22 month run under the coordination of the Information Institute of Syracuse at Syracuse University (New York). In the spring of 1996, the Director of the AT&T Learning Network approached Syracuse University's ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology (ERIC/IT) with a request for advice about starting a question-answering (Q&A) service. The AskERIC question and answer service was seen as a likely place for the piloting of a similar, but more closely focused service in support of educators using the AT&T Learning Network. AskLN was created as a variation of the AskERIC and KidsConnect models. Discussion includes a background of AT&T's educational efforts; how AskLN was created and implemented; making AskLN grow; and types of questions asked. Conclusions and recommendations are offered. Appendices include K-12 Education Listserv Communities Members; AskLN monthly question statistics; and copies of electronic thank-you letters from AskLN users. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: AT&T Communications, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.