I'm a little surprised that my query on Tuesday about Promoting Discourse has brought zero responses, either directly to me or to the list. I'm sorry if the nature of my request, in that I hope to quote some messages within an upcoming television program, is stifling discussion on this topic.
Part of my purpose in soliciting comments from this list is to promote within the Michigan Gateways television program the use of lists like this one as a form of collegial exchange. Our audience is made up of math and science teachers across the state of Michigan. Since we broadcast via satellite, sites across the country can (and many do) downlink our monthly programs. We'd like to begin to include within our programs frequent reminders to teachers that the internet is an important resource that is available to them.
But, my honorable intentions aside -- if you have some comments on this topic, but don't want them showing up in our program, please be assured that if you post to the list and DO NOT include specific permission for Michigan Gateways to quote you, we will not do so.
Of course, I realize that it could be that the topic just didn't spark any interest. Things have been rather quite here this week.
Thanks for your time. If you have lost/trashed my original message, and would like to see it again, please e-mail me directly, and I'll send it to you.