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Using Technology in ELI. Emerging Leaders Institute 2000. Introduction. All ELI classes must face the challenge of collaborating with colleagues over great distances. With the wide acceptance of the internet as a communication resource new networking tools have emerged.

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Using technology in eli

Using Technology in ELI

Emerging Leaders Institute 2000


  • All ELI classes must face the challenge of collaborating with colleagues over great distances.

  • With the wide acceptance of the internet as a communication resource new networking tools have emerged.

  • Most of these tools are low-cost or free

Eli and technology
ELI and Technology

This presentation will outline…

  • How the ELI Class of 2000 used the technology of as tool for communicating and accessing information

  • The capabilities and benefits provided by the eGroups

  • The role of the eGroups in creating an on-line network for ELI members

Anticipating problems
Anticipating Problems

The ELI class had to first decide how they were going to deal with the traditional problems experienced by ELI classes.

Obstacles to overcome
Obstacles to Overcome

Past ELI classes complained of a

  • lack of communication between trainer and class members,

  • lack of communication regarding project status,

  • lack of involvement of some class members and

  • problems in sharing research and documents.


Project Planning

Increase Number of ELI Meetings

Professional Development

Discussion of Issues Related to Project

Increase ELI Involvement

Collaborate and Store Manuscript Writing

Announce Events

Coordinate Research



  • Through research, the Class of 2000 used discovered a method for using the following Internet tools

    • Email

    • Email distribution lists

    • Live chats

    • Web publishing/hypertext documents

    • File storage

Egroups our answer
eGroups: Our Answer

eGroups offers:

  • Interactivity

  • Constant Accessibility to Services

  • Participant Driven Tools

  • Open and/or Exclusive Access

  • Multimedia Capabilities

  • Resources Targeted for a Diversity of Audiences/Learners

Egroups services and benefits
eGroups Services and Benefits

  • Group Main Page

    • Description of Group

    • Purpose of Group

  • E-Mail Distribution List

    • Send One E-Mail to the entire group

  • Chat

    • Conduct real time meetings with most members

    • Not available for Macs

Egroups services and benefits1
eGroups Services and Benefits

  • Phonebook

    • Keep an accurate easy to access address list of members

  • Polls

    • Gather quick information from members

    • Get everyone’s opinion before moving forward

  • Message Archive

    • Search past messages for information

Egroups services and benefits2
eGroups Services and Benefits

  • File Storage

    • Upload documents relating to ELI project

    • 20 megabytes of private storage space for saving files, photos, MP3's, and any other group documents.

  • Calendar

    • Schedule meetings, events, and automatic email reminders

Egroups and eli

Increased ELI Involvement

Discussed Issues Related to Project

Announced Events and Requests for Feedback

Coordinated Research

eGroups and ELI

  • Facilitated Project planning

  • Conducted ELI meetings

  • Collaborated and stored documents

  • Gained New Internet skills

With eGroups, this ELI met each of its Challenges

On line eli network
On-Line ELI Network

Of course, technology is no substitute for meeting face-to-face, but a combination of face-to-face meetings and using technology to continue communication in-between can be extremely effective in creating an On-Line Network.


  • Use e-mail for correspondence between two individuals

  • Use chats for meetings

  • Use E-Mail list for discussions

  • Use web publishing to communicate static information

  • Use the files storage to share research

  • Use a website to develop your community

Resources for presentation
Resources for Presentation

Portions of this presentation were presented by

  • Craig A. Cook of Threshold, Inc. as part of a presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis Conference in Chicago, IL, 1998.