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Frank Watson <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 20 Sep 1999 11:06:06 -0400
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am in the process of developing a set of
questions for the review. When they are ready I'll post them here.

I agree the "clearinghouse" needs to be an active areas with ever
changing ideas, etc.

On Mon,
20 Sep 1999, Steve Cavrak wrote:

> Frank Watson notes ...
>         <<
>         "Information Clearinghouses" ... "creat an
>         statewide electronic information clearinghouse
>         intended for the discovery and exchange of
>         best practices in technology centered learning
>         teaching, and educational leadership"
>         ...
>         This seems like what you are suggesting.
>         >>
> If it's not, it's close, though I shutter at the idea
> of a "clearinghouse" which suggests to me a "custom
> house" or a "toll booth" rather than a more lively
> agora. "clearinghouse" is too much of a static point,
> where you go because you "have to"; an agora is a
> lively area where you go because you "want to" (be
> part of the action!).
> What comes to mind as a successful model is the old
> "geometry forum" that became the "math forum" ...
> which contains a student center, a teachers place,
> a research division .... etc. etc. It advertises
> itself as a "community center"
> ----
> Let us know what you end up putting in your review.
> Maybe you can post your review here -- or at least
> the executive summary of it :)
> Steve