Telecollaboration: Additional Resources


E-mail, Listservs, &
Threaded Discussions

Blogs and Wikis

Adding Audio-Video



Chat Rooms &
Instant Messaging

Virtual Places

Video Conferencing



General Information (multi-topic)

Discussion Boards

Telecollaboration Project Ideas


E-mail, Listservs, & Threaded Discussions

Email Discussions Handbook


Knowlton, Dave S., Heather M. Knowlton, Camela Davis. (2000) The Whys and Hows of Online Discussion. Syllabus.

Landsberger, Joe. (2001) Integrating a Web-based Bulletin Board Into Your Class: A Guide for Faculty. TechTrends Sept/Oct 2001, Vol. 45, No. 5.


Rinaldi, A.H.  (1998)  The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette.
    Email files
    Email communication
    Discussion Groups

Tales of E-mail. (Summer, 2004) Digressions: Reflections on Teaching, Lore.
a collection of articles about email

Weasenforth, D., Biesenbach-Lucas, S. & Meloni, C. (2002). Realizing constructivist objectives through collaborative technologies: Threaded discussions. Language Learning & Technology, v6, n3, pp. 58-86.


Blogs and Wikis

Huffaker, D. (2004) The educated blogger: Using weblogs to promote literacy in the classroom. First Monday, v9, n6.

Moody, G. (2004). Around the Net: Of Blogs and Wikis. Netcraft (3/26/04).

Blogs and Wikis on Learning - definitions, overview articles and examples

EntryPoint for BlogsandWikis - a course taught at Bemidji State University, MN
look at the readings for the course and the collections of examples

Collaborative Learning Environments Sourcebook - "this book is a resource for academics and students who want to develop collaborative learning environments (or communities of practice) in which people work together to create new knowledge while learning new skills." Check out the sections on blogs and wikis, especially, but there are sections on email, listservs, online communities, discussion groups, chat and much more.

Blogs and Wikis and WebQuest tasks: NECC 2004 presentation

Godwin-Jones, B. (2003)  Blogs and Wikis: Environments for On-line Collaboration. Language Learning & Technology, vol 7, no 2. [Online]

Glogoff, S. (2005).  Instructional blogging: Promoting interactivity, student-centered learning, and peer input.  Innovate 1 (5).  [Online]

Academic Blogging. (Fall, 2004). Digressions: Reflections on Teaching, Lore.

Audio from NPR. (Nov 2, 2005). Wikipedia, Open Source and the Future of the Web.

Standen, A. (2006, December) A Glorified Whiteboard: Classroom wikis make students the experts. Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Special section of Lore, an online journal for teachers of writing, on blogging:

Chat Rooms & Instant Messaging

Chan, Marsha. No Talking, Please, Just Chatting.

d'Eça, Teresa Almeida. (2003) "The Use of Chat in EFL/ESL." TESL-EJ, 7:1.

Electronic Communications (Netiquette)
See also links here to "emoticons" and acronyms

Klemm, W.R. "Eight Ways to Get Students More Engaged in Online conferences" T.H.E. Journal August (1998)


Virtual Places

Young, Jeffrey. "Instructors Try Out Updated MOOs as Online-Course Classrooms" Chronicle of Higher Education (online) October (2000)


Adding Audio-Video


Video Conferencing



Cogh, M. (2005). Audioblog v Podcast? Monday, November 07, 2005 from Adelaide, Education and Life blog.


More General Information for Communication on the Internet - a lot of "strategies" similar to what Judi Harris has done - many good resouces, includuding the Word template near the top of the page that walks you through what you ight want to do and what tools you might want to use to make it work. - a number of online tool types with suggestions for how you might use them

Vance Stevens on "Communities Online" - collaboration for language teachers and learners

LeLoup, J.W. and Ponterio, R. (1998) Using the Internet for Foreign Language Learning. The ERIC Review, 6:1, pp. 60-62.

LeLoup, J. and R. Ponterio. (2000) Enhancing Authentic Language Learning Experiences through Internet Technology. Center for Applied Linguistics, Digest, May 2000.

LeLoup, J. and R. Ponterio. (2003) Tele-Collaborative Projects: Language Learning & Technology, v7, n2.  (see also commentary by Towndrow)

Towndrow, P.  (2003)  Extending the Scope of Tele-Collaborative Projects:  A commentary inspired by Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterios' "Tele-Collaborative Projects:".  Language Learning & Technology, Vol 7, No 3, pp. 160-163.  [Online]

Nice discussion of uses of communication for the classroom

Stevens, Vance. (2002) "A day in the life of an online language educator." TESL-EJ, 6:3. [Online]

Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet - from the US Dept of Education has lots of links to project sites as well as tips, tutorials and articles.

Warschauer, M. (Ed.) (1995). Virtual Connections: Online activities & projects for networking language learners. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.




Reach for the Sky tutorial on email

Email for Language Learning - places to look for projects to join and lots more

Free Email Accounts:

Eudora - free email program


Reach for the Sky tutorial on mailing lists(listservs)

Yamada (language-related list of listservs)

FLTEACH - language topics
LLTI - language learning and technology

The Unofficial Smiley Dictionary

News Groups / Bulletin Boards                                                     Return to top

Note: Content of newsgroups may vary widely - "lurk" (just watch/read) in them before sending students!

Reach for the Sky tutorial on NewsGroups

Yamada (language-related list of listservs)

Search Newsgroup archives with Google

Telecollaboration Project Ideas

THE resource for telecollaboration ideas!  Judy Harris' book site, Virtual Architectur. - read all the articles in Ch. 1!

Develop a telecollaboration (with a section on helpful tools)

Global SchoolHouse Internet Projects Registry

iEARN - A global, non-profit organization, iEARN has been facilitating student and teacher-designed on-line collaborative projects and face-to-face meetings since 1988. iEARN is now active in over 90 countries.


Kids Space Connection

Online Projects from at

Teaching and Learning with Technology has suggestions for making good use of a bulletin board -

Face-to-Face versus Threaded Discusison: The Role of Time and Higher-Order Thinking

David Rousseau and Christina Frei, with John Noakes. Using Instructional Technology to Facilitate Active Learning. Almanac, University of Pennsylvania.


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