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I found this on the AERA-J listserve and feel that it is important for
some of us LRNASSTERS to know about these tutoring services on the Internet.
 
[log in to unmask]       "The illiterate person is not one who cannot read,
Frank L Christ              but the person who has not learned to learn"
Emeritus, CSU Long Beach               [Freely adapted from Gurjuoy/HRRO]
Visiting Scholar, U of AZ
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Date: Mon, 29 May 1995 10:34:42 BST
From: Keith Topping <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list AERA-J
     <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: PEER ASSISTED LEARNING - listserver/electronic journal
 
PEER ASSISTED LEARNING
 
LISTSERVER FORUM and ELECTRONIC JOURNAL
 
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)  is  an  Internet listserver forum
and electronic journal. It is open to anyone.
 
It is hosted by the  Centre  for Paired Learning, Department of
Psychology, University of Dundee, Scotland.
 
FOCUS
 
It covers various FORMS of peer assisted learning:
 
Peer Tutoring (pt)
Mentoring (m)
Peer Education (pe)
Peer Monitoring (pm)
Peer Assessment (pa)
Student Tutoring (st)  (see OTHER LISTS below)
 
in various SECTORS of education/learning:
 
1  Primary/Elementary Schools
2  Secondary/High Schools
3  Higher & Further Education (universities & colleges)
4  the Workplace
 
JOINING
 
The address of the LISTSERVER  (the  software which manages the
list, handles subscriptions, etc) is:
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The address of the LIST itself is:  [log in to unmask]
 
Please make sure you keep this distinction clear.
 
To  join   the   list,   send   to   the   LISTSERVER   address
[log in to unmask] a command  message  saying only:
subscribe PAL
 
Leave  the  subject  line   blank.   If   your  system  usually
automatically appends signatures  to  messages,  ensure a blank
line is left at  the  end  of  the  command  message or use any
available option to omit the signature on this occasion.
 
Your acceptance will be confirmed.
 
Thereafter, send text messages to the LIST to [log in to unmask]
 
CONTENT
 
In addition to informal discussion  and news items, substantive
reports on new developments and research are welcomed. However,
abstracts or  summaries  are  preferred  to  the  whole report.
Please ensure any references are given in full.
 
The list will have high  volume  traffic and everyone's time is
precious.  Messages  to  the  list  should  have  a  clear  and
informative subject line to  help  users. Please prefix message
subject lines with a  code  indicating  to  which  FORM of peer
assisted learning and  which  SECTOR  of  operation the message
relates. For example, a message about peer tutoring within high
schools would have the subject line prefix pt2.
 
Where the message relates  to  more  than  one  form or sector,
prefix codes can  be  combined.  For  example,  a message about
mentoring by  workplace  professionals  to  university students
would have the subject line prefix m3+4.
 
The list can also be extended  to  related areas on request, eg
co-operative  learning  (cl),   peer   counselling  (pc),  peer
mediated behaviour change (pbc), peer modelling (pmod), so long
as adequate focus is retained.
 
LIST ETIQUETTE
 
PLEASE do not send to the  whole  list messages intended for an
individual member - check/edit the address before sending.
 
Messages should go  to  the  whole  list  only  if  they are of
general interest or contribute to an ongoing wider discussion.
 
PLEASE do not include all  or  any  of  the original message in
your reply to it unless it  is absolutely necessary for readers
to remember what the issues were.
 
If some information is posted  which  you consider incorrect or
incomplete,  by  all  means  post  a  correction  or  mail  the
individual privately. However, list  members  remain polite and
do not indulge in personal attacks on others.
 
The PAL list will  not  accept advertisements seeking financial
profit.
 
PAL is an English language list  -  messages to list members in
other languages should be sent individually and privately.
 
Please use conventional syntax, punctuation and upper and lower
case letters, to make your message easy to read.
 
OTHER FACILITIES
 
For the facilities below, send  the relevant command message to
the listSERVER address: [log in to unmask]
 
Do NOT send command messages to the LIST.
 
Please print  a  hard  copy  of  these  commands  and  keep for
reference.
 
To end your involvement in the list: unsubscribe PAL
 
To see a list of subscriber email addresses: review PAL
 
To obtain another (updated) copy of this file: send welcome.PAL
 
If you have any problems, contact the listserver postmaster at:
[log in to unmask]
 
Additional command facilities will  be added shortly, including
access to an  index  and  copies  of  messages  sent before you
joined the list.
 
OTHER LISTS
 
Related lists and sources include:
 
CONSLT-L
 
This list is only  for  paid  up  members  of the International
Mentoring  Association,  covering   mentoring  and  Association
business. For information: [log in to unmask]
 
TUTOR_L
 
This open list focuses on "Student Tutoring" (st) - college and
university students tutoring and  mentoring school children. To
subscribe mail the  listserver  [log in to unmask]  with the
command   subscribe    tutor_l.    The    list    address    is
[log in to unmask]   For further information: [log in to unmask]
 
TUTORING & MENTORING WORLD WIDE WEB SITE
 
This database has a similar  focus to TUTOR_L. For information:
[log in to unmask]
 
TUTOR-L
 
This open list (and  associated  moderated  list and World Wide
Web  site)  focuses  on   dialogue,  development  and  research
regarding supplementary  adult,  peer  and  cross-age  tutoring
through     the      Internet.      To      subscribe      mail
[log in to unmask] with the  command subscribe tutor-l
<your first name> <your lastname>.  The  list address is tutor-
[log in to unmask]  Further  information  is  available  from
[log in to unmask]
 
CL_NEWS
 
This open list  covers  co-operative/collaborative learning. To
subscribe mail [log in to unmask]  with the command
subscribe  CL_NEWS.  The  address   of   the   list  itself  is
[log in to unmask]
 
CL
 
This open list  covers  co-operative  learning  in  schools and
universities. To subscribe  mail  [log in to unmask] with the
command  subscribe  CL  <your   name>.   The  list  address  is
[log in to unmask]
 
V-NET
 
The  Volunteer  Network  has   a  "Teletutoring"  project.  For
information: [log in to unmask]
 
Please advise the  PAL  list  if  you  discover another related
list.
 
Keith Topping
Director: Centre for Paired Learning & MSc Educational Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Dundee, Scotland DD1 4HN
tel (01382) 223181 ext 4628 or direct 344628   fax (01382) 229993
                 email   [log in to unmask]