Because it is so orderly, Brian Donohue-Lynch's Bulletin Board
looks like a good way to continue our discussion, if whatever background
program is supporting the Board is available to us in WAOE (WOEA) as it
apparently is in the Brian's sample, and if everyone can actually use it
given the software they have now. My experience with message windows
such as the one on the sample Bulletin Board is that they balk at large
messages(1000+ words) and reserved characters such as quotation marks,
and cannot deal with attachments or links. If this is the case here, we
will still need the listserv. I can start a WAOE listserv from
California State University, Sacramento if Hawaii needs to close
Keyone-1. Should I?
To help extend our WAOE net, My university servers can also act as
mirrors of the materials Steve will have in Japan (by this I mean, we
could keep digital copies of the materials and Web pages available to
the internet--we would not just be linking to them in Japan). Our
computer center is willing to take this on. Should I set this up?
And have we all agreed to Steve's name "World Association for Online
Education" or WAOE? Unless it's a four letter word in a language I'm
unfamiliar with, I think its a fine name, and it doesn't turn up in a
search of the net. However, we should look at the following site before
deciding for certain.
Finally, I think we need to maintain our inclusiveness and accept and
even invite as members all interested people whether they have
"attended" the Hawaii conference or not.
California State University, Sacramento