Nan:2006-11-07-multimedia-education-lcc

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From: board@big-8.org (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: RFD: remove misc.education.multimedia moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, misc.education.multimedia,
 misc.education, comp.multimedia
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 13:58:40 -0800

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                    remove misc.education.multimedia

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup misc.education.multimedia.


PROCEDURE:

The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

The full group removal procedure is documented here:

  http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:rmgroup


SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:

No comments were received.


RATIONALE: remove misc.education.multimedia

There have been no approved messages since January 1997.  This group
may be a candidate for conversion to a status of unmoderated, or the
assignment of a new moderator.

"multimedia" is somewhat of a spam magnet, and the use of multimedia
in education too diffuse of a topic for an unmoderated newsgroup to
work.

When the group was actively moderated, a large share of the content
was announcments of multimedia products, and increasing of web sites,
so hand moderation might be necessary to provide a forum for
discussion and posting of questions about resources.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup misc.education.multimedia was created in March 1994.
Traffic was fairly steady (50-150) messages per month, until September
1996, when there was an interruption.  In mid-October, there was an
apology from the moderator, indicating that he had been trying an
automated script that hadn't actually posted the messages, followed
by posting of a month's worth of messages.  There were then no more
messages until January 1997, when 10 a final messages were posted.

In June 1997, there was some discussion about trying to revive the
group.  One of the participants indicated that he had tried to contact
the moderator without success.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups
  misc.education.multimedia
  misc.education
  comp.multimedia


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

misc.education.multimedia	Multimedia for education.

The charter from the CFV:

The proposed newsgroup, misc.multimedia.education, would deal with the
interface of teaching and technology, including:
  ** who has created what multimedia program for what piece of
     curriculum;
  ** where can one get training in this area; and
  ** which pieces of multimedia technology seems to work in the
     classroom, and which do not.
The larger arena of training (i.e. business) will be also addressed.


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-11-07     2nd RFD/LCC
2006-10-26     1st RFD
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