E-Mail Discussion Lists

E-Mail Discussion Lists and Electronic Journals

(latest revision: February 26, 2003)

THE INTERNET contains literally thousands of special interest discussion groups, each individually managed by an Internet server known as a list server (commonly referred to as a Listserv, list processor or a list). Lists are often moderated by a list owner, but this is not always the case; some lists are simply a free-for-all discussion without a person filtering the messages. Most lists can be provided to the user either in a digest form or on a post-by-post basis - directions for choosing this setting will usually appear in the welcome message you receive once you've joined the list. Any member of a list may take part in a conversation or begin a new topic. Listservers can also distribute electronic journals (e-journals) and newsletters, which are simply online magazines that are edited and distributed as a list. In general, most lists and e-journals can be joined by posting an email to the listserver address and writing the following in the first line of the actual posting:

subscribe [name of list] [your first name] [your last name]

Nothing else may be written within the message page. For example, if twaits@swordfishtrombones.com wanted to join the Education Technology list (EDTECH), he would send mail to listserv@h-net.msu.edu and write the following within the the post:

subscribe EDTECH Tom Waits

The listserver program will then add you to the list.

Presented here is my personal collection of education-focused discussion groups. This is by no means a comprehensive list, for two reasons. First, lists come and go, so it is virtually impossible to keep a truly up-to-date list collection, as hard as one may try. Second, because the term 'education' covers a wide variety of list types (K-12, special ed, higher ed, graduate research, etc.), a list of education lists takes on a mind of its own when one attempts to assemble every listserv associated with education. Therefore, my focus of this list will be general education, K-12 education, education technology and education reform.

If you are accessing EdWeb by way of Netscape or a similarly advanced Web browser, you can click onto the name of the list group and automatically connect to an email program. Once you are connected, all you have to do is type in the subscribe nameoflist yourname line as described above.

AASNET-L. African American Student Network. listserv@listserv.uh.edu.
ACIMEG. Computer hardware/software for music teaching and learning. listserv@deakin.oz.au.
ACSOFT-L. Educational software discussion. listserv@wuvmd.wustl.edu.
ADLTED-L. Canada-based adult education list. listserv@ureginal.uregina.ca.
ADMIN.Educational Administration discussion. listproc@bgu.edu.
AEDNET. Adult Education discussion. listserv@alpha.acast.nova.edu.
AEMA-L. Arizona Educational Media Assoc. list. listserv@asuvm.inre.asu.edu.
AERA. The American Educational Research Association runs the following sublists at listserv@asu.edu:
AERA-GSL. Graduate Studies List (faculty, admin & students)
AERA-A. Educational Administration Forum
AERA-B. Curriculum Studies Forum
AERA-C. Learning and Instruction
AERA-D. Measurement and Research Methodology
AERA-E. Counseling and Human Development
AERA-F. History and Historiography
AERA-G. Social Context of Education
AERA-H. School Evaluation and Program Development
AERA-I. Education in the Professions
AERA-J. Postsecondary Education
AERA-K. Teaching and Teacher Education
ALF-L. Academic Librarian's Forum list. listserv@vm1.yorku.ca.
ALTLEARN. Alternative approaches to learning discussion. listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu.
AMTEC. Media and technology in education. listproc@camosun.bc.ca.
ASAT-EVA. Distance learning discussion. listserv@unlvm.unl.edu.
ASDEN. Australian Schools of Distance Education Network (K-12) list. majordomo@cleo.murdoch.edu.au.
AUDIOGRAPHICS-L. Audiographics in distance education. listserv@cln.etc.bc.ca.
BGEDU-L. Educator's forum on reform. bgedu-l@ukcc.uky.edu.
BILINGUE-L. Developmental bilingual elementary education list. listserv@Reynolds.k12.or.us.
BIOPI-L. Biology and education discussion. listserv@ksuvm.ksu.edu.
BIRTH-THREE. Discussion for early childhood professionals. majordomo@ngus.mystery.com
BLUEWEBN. Weekly update of quality educational Web sites. majordomo@lists.sdsu.edu.
BULLETIN. The ASCD education bulletin for pre-K-12 education. majordomo@odie.ascd.org
BULLY-L. Bullying and victimisation in schools list. listserv@nic.surfnet.nl.
CACI. Children accessing controversial information discussion. caci-list-subscribe@egroups.com (your message should say subscribe and nothing else).
CAERLEON. Hands-on history teaching discussion. listproc@u.washington.edu.
CALIBK12. California K-12 librarians discussion. listserv@sjsuvm1.sjsu.edu.
CARET. Capital Area Researchers in Educational Technology Discussion List. listserv@gwuvm.gwu.edu.
C-EDRES. Discussion of on-line educational resources. c-edres-server@unb.ca.
CESNEWS. Coalition of Essential Schools News. listserv@brownvm.brown.edu.
CHARTERSCHOOLS. Charter school discussion list. listserv@listserv.syr.edu.
CHATBACK. Special education discussion. listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu.
CHILDRENS-VOICE. Publishes writing from children ages 5-14. listproc@scholnet.carleton.ca.
CMC-SIG. Computer Mediated Communication list. listserv@deakin.edu.au.
CNEDUC-L. Computer networking in education discussion. listserv@tamvm1.tamu.edu.
COLICDE. Distance education research bulletin. colicde-request@unixg.ubc.ca.
COMMCOLL. Community college discussion. listserv@ukcc.uky.edu.
COSNDISC. COSN discussion list. listproc@yukon.cren.org.
CSHCN-L. Children with special health care needs list. listserv@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu.
CPI-L. List concerning the College Preparatory Initiative. listserv@cunyvm.cuny.edu.
CRC. Classroom Connect mailing list. crc-request@classroom.net.
CREAD-D. Distance education quality control discussion. listserv@vm1.yorku.ca.
CREWRT-L. Creative Writing in Education for Teachers and Students list. listproc@lists.missouri.edu.
DECTEI-L. DEC's Education Initiative List. listserv@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu.
DEOS-L. Distance Education On-line symposium of the American Center for the Study of Distance Education (ACSDE). listserv@lists.psu.edu.
DEOSNEWS. Distribution list for the monthly ACSDE Electronic Journal. listserv@lists.psu.edu.
DILLO. The Texas Studies Gopher discussion group. listserv@ricevm1.rice.edu.
DISTED. Discussion on distance education. listserv@uwavm.u.washington.edu.
DTS-L. DTS-L. Dead Teacher's Society List, a broad education discussion. listserv@iubvm.ucs.indiana.edu.
DRUGABUS. Drug abuse education list. listserv@umab.umd.edu.
ECENET-L. Early childhood education list. listserv@postoffice.cso.uiuc.edu.
ECEOL-L. Early Childhood Education On-Line mailing list. listserv@maine.maine.edu.
ECID-L. Educational Computing and Instructional Development. listserv@vm.cc.purdue.edu.
ED1VIDCONF. Collaboration for educators using ISDN-based videoconferencing. majordomo@lists.sdsu.edu.
EDAD-L. Educational Administration Discussion List. listserv@wvnvm.wvnet.edu.
EDINFO. Updates from the US Department of Education. listproc@inet.ed.gov.
EDISTA. Educacion a Distancia (in Spanish). listserv@usachvm1.usach.cl.
EDLAW. Legal issues in education. listserv@ukcc.uky.edu.
EDNET. Discussion of education and networking. listserv@lists.umass.edu.
EDNETNY. Educational Development Network of New York. listserv@listserv.syr.edu.
EDPHIL. Educational philosophy discussion. listproc2@bgu.edu.
EDPOL. Education policy discussion. listproc@wais.com.
EDPOLICY. Educational policy analysis. listserv@asuvm.inre.asu.edu.
EDPOLYAR. Educational policy analysis archive. listserv@asuvm.inre.asu.edu.
EDSTYLE. Discussion of educational styles. listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu.
EDTECH. Education and technology list. listserv@h-net.msu.edu.
EDTECPOL. Conference on Educational Technology Policy. listserv@umdd.umd.edu.
EDUCAN. Education Reform in Canada. listserv@admin.humberc.on.ca.
EDUPAGE. EDUCOM's news update. edupage@educom.edu.
EDUCAI-L. Discussion of artificial intelligence in education. listserv@wvnvm.wvnet.edu.
EDUTEL. Education and technology list. listserv@vm.its.rpi.edu.
EFFSCHPRAC. Effective school practices list. mailserv@oregon.uoregon.edu.
EJCREC. Electronic Journal of Communications. comserve@vm.its.rpi.edu (use 'join' instead of 'subscribe' when signing up to this list).
EKIDS. Electronic Kids Internet Server list. majordomo@citybeach.wa.edu.au.
ELEASAI. Library and information science research e-conference. listserv@arizvm1.ccit.arizona.edu.
ELED-L. Elementary Education list. listserv@ksuvm.ksu.edu.
ELEMUG. Elementary School Users' Group. listserv@uicvm.uic.edu.
ENVILIT. Environmental literacy discussion. listproc@listproc.wsu.edu.
ESPAN-L. Teaching Spanish literature and language list. listserv@taunivm.tau.ac.il.
EST-L. Teachers of English for Science and Technology. listserv@asuvm.inre.asu.edu.
ETCC-L. Educational Technology Coordinating Committee. listserv@admin.humberc.on.ca.
EUITLIST. Educational uses of information technology. euitlist@bitnic.educom.edu.
FLAC-L. Foreign languange across the curriculum. listserv@brownvm.brown.edu.
FLASC-L. Foreign languange program coordination. listserv@uci.edu.
FLTEACH. Foreign Language Teaching Forum. listserv@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu.
GENTALK. Teacher/student discussion of genetics and bioethics. listserv@usa.net.
GEOGED. Geography education list. listserv@ukcc.uky.edu.
GLOBAL_ED. Global education discussion. global_edrequest@bbs68.nanaimo.bc.ca.
GRANTS-L. NSF grants information list. listserv@jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu.
HOME-ED. Home schooling discussion. majordomo@world.std.com.
HOME-ED-POLITICS. Political subjects in home education list. listproc@Mainstream.net.
HOMESCHOOL. Home schooling discussion. majordomo@efn.org.
HORIZON. Discussion of the On The Horizon education journal. listserv@unc.edu.
HORIZONS. Adult Education journal. listserv@alpha.acast.nova.edu.
IECC. International E-Mail Classroom Connection. Cultural exchange. iecc-request@stolaf.edu.
INCLASS. Using the Internet in the classroom. listproc@schoolnet.carleton.ca.
INFOLIST. Internet Resources. majordomo@gsn.org.
INSEA-L. International Society for Education Through Art. listserv@unbvm1.csd.unb.ca.
INTER-L. Internet in education discussion. listproc2@bgu.edu.
ITD-TOC. Information and technology for the disabled journal. listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu.
ITFS-L. Instructional TV Fixed Service discussion. listserv@enm.uma.maine.edu.
ITTE. Discussion on information technology and teacher education. listserv@deakin.oz.au.
JEI-L. Discussion of technology (especially CD-ROM) in K-12. listserv@umdd.umd.edu.
JTE-L. Journal of Technology Education. listserv@vtvm1.cc.vt.edu.
KIDCAFE. Kid's discussion group. listserv@listserv.nodak.edu.
KIDINTRO. Penpal group for children. listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu.
KIDLINK. Information of KIDS-95. listserv@listserv.nodak.edu.
KIDS-ACT. Activity projects for kids. listserv@listserv.nodak.edu.
KIDSPHERE. International KIDLINK discussion. kidsphere@vms.cis.pitt.edu.
K12ADMIN. Discussions concerning educational administration. listserv@listserv.syr.edu.
K12ASSESS-L. Discussions of K-12 education assessment. mailserv@lists.cua.edu .
K12-AUP. Acceptable Use Policies discussion. k12-aup-request@merit.edu (say 'subscribe in body of message).
L-ACLRNG. Active and collaborative learning list. listserv@lists.psu.edu
LEARN-NET. Discussion for new Internet users. learn-net-subscribe@onelist.com.
LM_NET. Library media specialist information exchange. listserv@listserv.syr.edu.
LRNASST. Learning assistance issues. listserv@arizvm1.ccit.arizona.edu.
LRN-ED. Support and information for K12 teachers. listserv@listserv.syr.edu.
MATHEDCC. Technology in math education discussion. listserv@vm1.mcgill.ca.
MATHSED-L. Discussion group on Mathematics in Education. listserv@deakin.edu.au.
MDK-12. K12 teachers in Maryland discussion. listserv@umdd.umd.edu.
MEDIA-L. Discussion of media in education. listserv@bingvmb.cc.binghamton.edu.
MEDIA-L. Dicussion of media literacy. listserv@nmsu.edu.
MEMO-NET. Educational media discussion. listserv@vax1.mankato.msus.edu.
MEMORIES. Allows kids to talk with WWII survivors. listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu.
MIDDLE-L. Discussion of iddle school-aged children. listserv@postoffice.cso.uiuc.edu.
MULT-ED. Multicultural education list. listproc@gmu.edu.
MULTIAGE. Multiple age schooling list. listproc@services.dese.state.mo.us.
MULTC-ED. Multicultural education discussion. listserv@umdd.umd.edu.
MULTICULTURAL-ED. Multicultural education list. listproc@lists.fsu.edu.
MULTI-L. Discussion of multi-lingual education. listserv@barilvm.biu.ac.il.
MULTI-MEDIA. Multi-Media Discussion. listserv@deakin.edu.au.
MUSIC-ED. Music education discussion. listserv@artsedge.kennedy-center.org.
MY-VIEW. A global creative writing exchange for kids. listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu.
NAEATASK. NAEA Art Teacher Education Task Force list. listserv@arizvm1.ccit.arizona.edu.
NAT-EDU. K12 Education and Indigenous Peoples group. listserv@indycms.iupui.edu.
NCPRSE-L. Discussion of science education reform. listserv@ecuvm.cis.ecu.edu.
NET-HAPPENINGS. Gleason Sackman's popular K-12 net announcements list. listserv@cs.wisc.edu.
NETWORK-NUGGETS-L. Online education resources list. listproc@cln.etc.bc.ca.
NEWEDU-L. New patterns in education list. listserv@uhccvm.uhcc.hawaii.edu.
NLA. National Literacy Advocacy list. majordomo@world.std.com.
NOVAE. Teachers and networking list. listserv@idbsu.idbsu.edu.
OUTDOOR-ED. Outdoor education list. listserv@latrobe.edu.au.
PARENTING-L. Parenting issues list. listserv@postoffice.cso.uiuc.edu.
PENPAL-L. On-line penpal exchange. listserv@unccvm.uncc.edu.
PERKACT. Discussion of the Perkins Vocational Education Act. listserv@siuvmb.siu.edu.
PHILOSED. Philosophy of education discussion. sued@syr.edu.
PHYSHARE. High school physics resources list. listserv@lists.psu.edu.
PHYS-L. Physics educators list. listproc@atlantis.cc.uwf.edu.
PHYS-STU. Physics students list. listserv@uwf.cc.uwf.edu.
PMIC-PENGUIN. International cultural discussion for students. majordomo@hampstead.k12.nh.us.
POLYED. Discussion of issues related to teaching polymer chemistry. listproc2@bgu.edu.
PRINT-SIG. Use of printed material in distance education. listserv@deakin.edu.au.
REGGIO-L. Reggio Emilia education discussion. listserv@postoffice.cso.uiuc.edu.
SATEDU-L. Satellite education list. listserv@wcupa.edu.
SCHOOL-L. Discussion for primary and secondary schools. listserv@irlearn.ucd.ie.
SHED. Secondary and higher ed discussion. listserv@etsuadmn.etsu.edu.
SIGTEL-L. Discussion of telecommunications in education. listproc@list.acs.ohio-state.edu.
SLART-L. Second language acquisition teaching. listserv@cunyvm.cuny.edu.
SNS-L. Teaching native Spanish speakers list. listproc@cornell.edu.
SPOKVIS-SIG. Spoken & visual communication in distance education. listserv@deakin.edu.au.
STARNET. Students at risk discussion. listproc@services.dese.state.mo.us.
STLHE-L. Teaching and learning in higher ed list. listserv@unbvm1.csd.unb.ca.
TAMHA. Teaching American History list. listserv@cms.cc.wayne.edu.
T321-L. Teaching science in elementary schools list. listserv@mizzou1.missouri.edu.
TAFFIE. Home schooling in Texas. listproc@jsoft.com.
TAG-L. Talented and gifted education discussion. listserv@listserv.nodak.edu.
TALKBACK. News exchange and discussion for kids. listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu.
TAWL. Teaching whole language discussion. listserv@listserv.arizona.edu.
TEACHEFT. Teaching effectiveness discussion. listserv@wcupa.edu.
TESLK-12. Teaching English as a Second Language in K-12. listserv@cunyvm.cuny.edu.
TIPS. Teaching psychology science discussion. listserv@fre.fsu.umd.edu.
TORCH-D. Jewish home schooling discussion. listproc@shamash.org.
TRDEV-AUS. Training and Development list. majordomo@cleo.murdoch.edu.au.
TUTOR-L. Discussion of the International Tutoring movement. listserv@edie.cprost.sfu.ca.
UAARTED. Art education discussion. listserv@listserv.arizona.edu.
UKERA-L. Dialog on education reform policy making. Similar to BGEDU-L. listserv@ukcc.uky.edu.
UNSCHOOLING-LIST. Interest-initiated home schooling. majordomo@ecentral.com.
VOCNET. Vocational Education discussion. listserv@cmsa.berkeley.edu.
WALDORF. Waldorf education discussion. listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu.
WWWEDU. The World Wide Web in Education List. wwwedu-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

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