Since February 1993, the Internet-based Electronic Emissary Project has been helping teachers locate other Internet account holders who are subject matter experts ("SMEs") in different disciplines, for the purpose of setting up curriculum-based, electronic exchanges among experts,students and teachers. The Electronic Emissary "matches" K-12 teachers and students with professional partners elsewhere in the world, helping them to explore new ways of experiencing collaborative learning in computer-mediated contexts. We would like to share with you some of what we have learned about how to conduct successful, curriculum-based electronic mail exchanges, using one long-term exchange as an example.
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