Cathy, maybe we don't have to restrict discussion or have one access
policy; maybe we can just decide on a series of dates when we'd be willing
to show/discuss our sites, and the discussion could take place here on
CASLL. There could be separate instructions for how to access each site.
That way, you could give out the login and password for your site, but I
could ask people to write to me to get that information for my site. (I
don't think I can have a login/password with a limited time frame like
you can; I'll have to ask our systems person, who's out of town this week
. . . )
Does that make sense?
On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, c schryer wrote:
> Marcy, I think this would be easy enough to implement in that I have a
> general access code right now. But after a week or so of discussion, I
> could simply ask my tech people to delete the code.
> But do you still prefer a restriced list instead of the general CASLL list?
> At 11:00 AM 3/31/99 -0500, marcy bauman wrote:
> >On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Lorraine wrote:
> >> I think Catherine's idea is grand.
> >> - I would really welcome an overview/statement about the intent and
> >> objectives of the course before I plunge and discuss.
> >> - Vis a vis the one at a time, I agree. My fear is that if we do
> them all
> >> at once, the programs might get confused. (and working with my tangential
> >> thought processes, it happens!!) $-)
> >> - Should their be a time limit to the access for each program? for
> >> security/copywright purposes?
> >Well, here's what I was thinking: I would like to be able to tell our
> >systems people who was using our generic login during a specific period of
> >time and for what purpose, just in case there's ever a security problem
> >related to this site. (Not that I think there would be a security problem
> >associated with anyone directly on this list -- I just want to be up front
> >about my security breaches because as of yet we have no policies on this,
> >but clearly we will need and get them soon, and I'd like to have humane
> >practices in place before that time comes . . . )
> >So I was thinking that if we had a listserv -- a sort of low-tech online
> >conference -- I could give that as the purpose for my giving out the login
> >and password. Specific access dates, as Lorraine suggests, would help,
> >I'd also suggest that the discussion be similarly restricted. That is,
> >we'd discuss each site for a specific period of time; the teacher? author?
> >of that site would answer questions posed during that time. But you'd not
> >be obligated to answer questions that fall outside of your time frame,
> >period. And nobody is obligated to ask questions; if you want to sign up
> >just to get the logins and passwords, fine. Presumably a number of
> >people would find it helpful just to lurk, which would be fine, too.
> >But these are only suggestions. I don't want to be a steamroller, here .
> >. .
> >Marcy Bauman
> >University of Michigan-Dearborn
> Catherine F. Schryer
> Dept. of English
> University of Waterloo
> Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
> N2L 3G1
> (519) 885-1211 (ext 3318)