Vol. 7, No. 4 September 2000
From researcher to ringleader: a journey
by David Dillard
Discusses changes in online-research opportunities, illustrated by
experience with the Diversity University Collaboratory (DUC), an
electronic mailing list, and the Educational CyberPlayGround, an
Internet portal. Explains that, as a reference librarian at Temple
University's Paley Library in Philadelphia, PA, the author was
invited to join the DUC discussion group and, soon after, was asked
to become one of the ``ringleaders'' for the Educational
CyberPlayGround. Says that the Internet and discussion groups can
lead to relationships that do not have geography as a circumference
for those who learn to use them effectively as communication tools.
Offers important considerations that educators and researchers need
to be aware of in using the tools of the Internet interactively.
States that the Internet provides not only the engine of change, but
the tools with which to deal with it.
Includes one sidebar.
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