CYBERSPACE Issue No. 28
UPDATE Events of December 1998-January 1999
National Center for Research in Vocational Education
University of California at Berkeley
In this issue:
o Keep up with the NCRVE website
o New features on the NCRVE website
o New items appear on the NCRVE website
o VOCNET and DISSMN8
o How to connect to NCRVE electronic services
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KEEP UP WITH THE NCRVE WEBSITE
Would you like to get a short email message whenever new publications
and features become available on the National Center for Research in
Vocational Education Website?
If so, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org,
and put the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line of the message. About
535 people were on the list at the end of November.
NEW FEATURES ON THE NCRVE WEBSITE
Simpler, More Flexible Searching
A new, less cluttered search form has been created for searching the
NCRVE products catalog (the titles and abstracts of all NCRVE publi-
cations): <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/abstracts/QuickFind.html>. This
form is now the default when you follow the link "Search NCRVE Product
Abstracts" on the NCRVE home page. You can still access the more
complete form at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/ProdSearch.html>.
Both of these search forms now include checkboxes that allow you to
restrict your search to those items that have full-text or executive
summaries available online.
NEW ITEMS APPEAR ON THE NCRVE WEBSITE
Six items were added to the Web in the last two months:
o Classrooms that Work: Teaching Generic Skills in Academic and
Vocational Settings, by C. Stasz, K. Ramsey, R. Eden, J. DaVanzo,
H. Farris, M. Lewis (MDS-263, December 1992);
o Lessons Learned: Five Years in the Urban Schools Network,
by E. Nielsen Andrew, C. Dornsife, M. Flack, M. Tsuzuki Hallinan,
L. Jackson, M. Raby, M. Harris Steadman (MDS-1110, October 1998);
o Local Accountability in Vocational Education: A Theoretical Model
and Its Limitations in Practice, by B. M. Stecher, L. M. Hanser
(MDS-291, November 1992); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-291/>
o "NET Gain" column on Journals, Newspapers, Briefs, and Digests, from the
January 1999 issue of AVA's Techniques magazine;
o The Transition to Stable Employment: The Experience of U.S. Youth
in Their Early Labor Market Career, by J. A. Klerman, L. A. Karoly
(MDS-764, July 1995); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-764/>
o The View From Higher Education: Public Universities Respond to
Educational Reform, by A. McCormick, M. Alt, S. Geis (MDS-913,
September 1998); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-913/>
VOCNET AND DISSMN8
VOCNET, NCRVE's listserv discussion list for all voc ed topics, currently
has about 1,500 subscribers, down 2% from 1 December. Approximately 190 items
were posted in December-January.
DISSMN8, NCRVE's listserv discussion list for educational dissemination–
related topics, now boasts 192 subscribers, up 3% from 1 December.
Both VOCNET and DISSMN8 will be moving to a new server early in February
1999; details have yet to be worked out. The change should cause no
disruption in these services. Subscribers will receive news as the
schedule for the move is finalized.
HOW TO CONNECT TO NCRVE ELECTRONIC SERVICES
World Wide Web--Point your WWW browser to http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/
VOCNET--See the instructions at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/VOCNET.html>
VOCNET is archived by AskERIC on the Web:
DISSMN8--See the instructions at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/DISSMN8.html>
NCRVE-WWW-ANNOUNCE--To subscribe, send an email message to NCRVE-WWW-
ANNOUNCE@NCRVE.BERKELEY.EDU that contains the word SUBSCRIBE in
the subject line.
AskNCRVE--To get an answer to questions about any vocational
education-related topic, send email to AskNCRVE@ncrve.berkeley.edu
CYBERSPACE UPDATE--For a copy of the most recent CyberSpace Update, which
summarizes the items added to the NCRVE website during the preceding
two months, send a blank email message to CyberSpace@ncrve.berkeley.edu.
Current and back issues of CyberSpace Update (covering events since
April 1998) are available on the web at
For more information on NCRVE's electronic services, contact David
Carlson at NCRVE by email (email@example.com) or by phone
(800-(old phone deleted)).
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