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Good morning! I had an occasion to browse the early archives of EDTECH, and was reminded that one of the founders and original moderators, Vickie Banks Gaynor, would send an EDTECH anniversary notice on its "birthday" every year. I've missed it this year, but I promise to set an alert in my calendar, and return to that habit! EDTECH currently has 5,220 members representing 58 countries. (See the bottom of this posting for a breakdown of membership by country.) It was founded on February 10, 1989, by a group of graduate students and faculty at Michigan State University to further communication among students and professionals in the field of educational technology. It subsequently joined the H-NET Humanities and Social Sciences Online list umbrella, though the original BitNet feed is still available through Google Groups. The current list moderators include Karin Bell, Jeff Hogan, and Jeffrey L. Jones. Details about them can be viewed through the "Editors" menu item on EDTECH's H-Net Web presence at http://www.h-net.org/~edweb/. Moderators donate their time, and have no direct affiliation with H-Net or Michigan State University, though the list abides by H-Net standards and protocols. If you are one of our long-time subscribers, we'd enjoy hearing from you about how you've used EDTECH over the years, and any stories you have about ways the list has been useful for you. Simply respond to this thread. We'd love to hear from you! Here are a few details about how all this works. -> The EDTECH list is moderated -- all postings are reviewed by an editor before being forwarded to the list. EDTECH accepts contributions from anyone (you need not be a member to post), but membership is required if you want to receive list activity via email. For details on how you can manage your interactivity with the list, follow the "Manage Subscription" menu item on the EDTECH website. -> Since list contributions are distributed by the lead moderator for review by the others before posting, there may be a delay of up to 24 hours or so before your contribution is forwarded to the membership (hopefully a lot less!). Please be patient, but by all means ask if you think your posting got lost. -> EDTECH reserves the right to refuse any posting. We ask that all contributions be relative to the topic of technology use in education. We require an email signature with full name, email address, and professional affiliation to accompany all contributions (no anonymous participation is allowed). We assume that any recommendations of products, services, websites, or other resources come from individuals with no commercial interest in their use (commercial solicitations are not allowed). We also ask that postings avoid strong language and attacks on individuals. Any posting deemed in violation of these policies will be returned to the contributor with an explanation, frequently with suggestions on how it might be edited to bring it into compliance. If you have questions about our policies, by all means send it to the list, attention the editors, and we'll get back to you. Open discussions on the list about list policies are welcomed, but the moderators reserve the right to make final decisions. -> All postings are publically viewable through the archives and Google Groups presence, and are FOREVER. Periodically we receive requests to have a posting taken down because, in hind-site, the contributor has found their words might impact their professional status (or other reason). These requests generally cannot be honored, and are often moot anyway, since feeds, archives, and quotes cause internet content to live beyond their original presence. As in all things Internet, think carefully before you hit "send!" Thanks for your continued contributions to EDTECH. In an age where there are dozens of sexier digital communications platforms out there, EDTECH has remained an active international community of thousands of educators sharing their time and ideas on the use of technology in educational practice and professional work. Thanks again! Jeff Jeffrey L. Jones, EDTECH Editor #6 Membership by country follows? * Country Subscribers * ------- ----------- * Argentina 2 * Australia 54 * Austria 2 * Belgium 6 * Brazil 10 * Canada 253 * China 2 * Colombia 3 * Cyprus 1 * Czech Republic 5 * Denmark 1 * Ecuador 1 * Estonia 1 * Finland 5 * France 6 * Germany 7 * Greece 10 * Hong Kong 8 * Iceland 1 * India 5 * Indonesia 4 * Ireland 6 * Israel 7 * Italy 5 * Jamaica 1 * Japan 9 * Jordan 1 * Latvia 1 * Lebanon 1 * Malaysia 8 * Mexico 4 * Netherlands 12 * New Zealand 21 * Norway 3 * Oman 1 * Philippines 3 * Poland 1 * Portugal 5 * Republic of Korea 2 * Russian Federation 1 * ??? (SU) 1 * Saudi Arabia 3 * Singapore 2 * South Africa 11 * Spain 4 * Sudan 1 * Switzerland 1 * Taiwan 8 * Thailand 3 * Turkey 5 * U.S. Virgin Islands 1 * United arab emirates 4 * United kingdom 25 * United states 4,637 * Venezuela 1 * Viet nam 2 * Yemen 1 * ??? 31 * * Total number of "concealed" subscribers: 81 * Total number of users subscribed to the list: 5220 (non-"concealed" only) * Total number of countries represented: 58 (non-"concealed" only) * Total number of local host users on the list: 0 (non-"concealed" only) --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH