Teaching and Learning
in the Digital World

Interactive Web Pages: Mailing Lists 

Deborah Healey

This was originally part of the 2000 Culpeper Workshop at the University of Puget Sound. The links have not been updated.

Mailing lists are often used for professional information-sharing, making them useful tools for providing academic content in classes. It also provides a way for all the students in a class to share information with each other. A message to the group goes to all members by email. Replies can be set up to automatically go to the whole group or to an individual.

Consider: What advantages and disadvantages can you think of now with using mailing lists in your classes?

Try it: You can search for mailing lists at www.liszt.com, a mailing list search engine. See what you come up with when entering a search term from your own area.

A short list with brief annotations for language-related mailing lists is at https://deborahhealey.com/techtips/dec1995.html

Create your own mailing list at eGroups, http://www.egroups.com -- the advertising load is not as large as many other places, but be sure to watch when you sign up to avoid unwanted email.

Mailing lists have both direct and indirect applications in the classroom, as information resources for students and as raw material for teachers to use in creating lessons. 

Consider: What might you find for yourself on mailing lists? What kind of task would you give students that would use mailing lists?

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Updated November 2, 2009 by Deborah Healey, dhealey AT uoregon DOT edu
Copyright 2009, Deborah Healey