Cyberspace Update

Get Connected: NCRVE Cyberspace Update

(Events of September-November 1996)

by David Carlson

NCRVE has a variety of electronic services available to the public. Highlights include online discussion groups, "virtual" copies of newsletters, and information about school-to-work technical assistance providers. Our electronic services are already used by thousands of people--for information on how you can participate, keep reading! (Note: electronic addresses given below are enclosed in <angle brackets> to set them off from the text. Do not include the brackets when typing the addresses on your computer.)

New Items Appear on the NCRVE World Wide Web Server

A directory of Web sites maintained by or about K-12 vocational programs is under development. See the links established so far at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/K12.html>, and see the "call for sites" in the November/December issue of AVA's Techniques magazine (p. 17) or at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/NetGain/NETGain6.html>.

Information about NCRVE school-to-work technical assistance providers is now available at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/TechAssist/>.

A page of links to useful vocational education-related Internet sites continues to grow. Please check out the current collection (at <http://ncrve.berkeley. edu/OtherSites.html>) and feel free to contribute your own suggestions.

Here are some other items added to the Web in the last two months:

VOCNET and DISSMN8 Continue to Grow

VOCNET, NCRVE's listserv discussion group for all voc ed topics, currently has about 1,590 subscribers, up about seven percent from September 1, 1996. Approximately 390 items were posted in September-November.

DISSMN8, NCRVE's listserv discussion group for educational dissemination-related topics, now boasts 130 subscribers, up 14 percent from September 1, 1996. If you are interested in providing input on what a National Educational Dissemination System (NEDS) might look like, please join in.

How to Connect to NCRVE Electronic Services

VOCNET--To subscribe, send a one-line e-mail message to listserv@cmsa.berkeley.edu that says:

subscribe vocnet yourfirstname yourlastname

For example, Carl Perkins would send the message

subscribe vocnet Carl Perkins

Once you have subscribed, you may post items to VOCNET by sending e-mail to vocnet@cmsa. berkeley.edu. Your message will be distributed by e-mail to all subscribers. VOCNET also exists as the Netnews newsgroup bit.listserv.vocnet.

DISSMN8--To subscribe, send a one-line e-mail message to listserv@cmsa.berkeley.edu that says:

subscribe dissmn8 yourfirstname yourlastname

For example, Carl Perkins would send the message

subscribe dissmn8 Carl Perkins

Once you have subscribed, you may post items to DISSMN8 by sending e-mail to dissmn8@cmsa. berkeley.edu. Your message will be distributed by e-mail to all subscribers.

World Wide Web--Point your Internet WWW browser (Netscape, Mosaic, Lynx, etc.) to <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/>.

Gopher--Point your Gopher client (TurboGopher, Netscape, etc.) to <gopher://ncrve.berkeley.edu/>.

FTP--Point your FTP program (Fetch, Netscape, etc.) to <ftp://ncrve.berkeley.edu/FTP/>. Log in with the user ID anonymous and provide your e-mail address as the password.

David Carlson managed electronic communications for NCRVE's Dissemination Program.



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