My apologies. I'm actually a bit late on this. The actual birthday was on the 10th.
And truth be told this is an old post with inaccurate data. Since EDTECH moved to H-NET I'm not able to track the data as intuitively as I was when we were just a listserv. That all said here was a post crafted by an editor prior to my arrival that I try to send out annually. Clearly I was tardy this year.
EDTECH celebrates its 30 years today, Sunday, February 10, 2019.
EDTECH currently has 5,638 [this number is accurate as of today]
members representing 61 countries. (See the bottom of this posting for a
breakdown of membership by country [that information is
no longer trackable and isn't necessarily current].) It
was founded on February 10, 1989, by a group of graduate students and
faculty at Michigan State University, lead by Vickie Banks Gaynor, to further
communication among students and professionals in the field of educational
technology. It subsequently joined the H-NET Humanities and Social
Sciences Online list umbrella, though the original BitNet feed is still
available through Google Groups.
The current list moderators include Jeff Hogan, and
Kathy-Ann Daniel-Gittens. Details about them can be viewed through the "Editors"
menu item on EDTECH's H-Net Web presence at http://www.h-net.org/~edweb/.
Moderators donate their time, and have no direct affiliation with H-Net or
Michigan State University, though the list abides by H-Net standards and
If you are one of our long-time subscribers, we'd enjoy hearing
from you about how you've used EDTECH over the years, and any stories you
have about ways the list has been useful for you. Simply respond to this
thread. We'd love to hear from you!
Here are a few details about how all this works.
-> The EDTECH list is moderated -- all postings are reviewed by an editor
before being forwarded to the list. EDTECH accepts contributions from
anyone (you need not be a member to post), but membership is required if
you want to receive list activity via email. For details on how you can
manage your interactivity with the list, follow the "Manage Subscription"
menu item on the EDTECH website.
-> Since list contributions are distributed by the lead moderator for
review by the others before posting, there may be a delay of up to 24
hours or so before your contribution is forwarded to the membership
(hopefully a lot less!). Please be patient, but, by all means, ask if you
think your posting got lost.
-> EDTECH reserves the right to refuse any posting. We ask that all
contributions be relative to the topic of technology use in education. We
require an email signature with full name, email address, and professional
affiliation to accompany all contributions (no anonymous participation is
allowed). We assume that any recommendations of products, services,
websites, or other resources come from individuals with no commercial
interest in their use (commercial solicitations are not allowed). We also
ask that postings avoid strong language and attacks on individuals. Any
posting deemed in violation of these policies will be returned to the
contributor with an explanation, frequently with suggestions on how it
might be edited to bring it into compliance. If you have questions about
our policies, by all means send it to the list, attention the editors, and
we'll get back to you. Open discussions on the list about list policies
are welcomed, but the moderators reserve the right to make final
-> All postings are publically viewable through the archives and Google
Groups presence, and are FOREVER. Periodically we receive requests to have
a posting taken down because, in hind-site, the contributor has found
their words might impact their professional status (or other reason).
These requests generally cannot be honored, and are often moot anyway,
since feeds, archives, and quotes cause internet content to live beyond
their original presence in our archives. As in all things Internet, think
carefully before you hit "send!"
Thanks for your continued contributions to EDTECH. In an age where
there are dozens of sexier digital communications platforms out there,
EDTECH has remained an active international community of thousands of
educators sharing their time and ideas on the use of technology in
educational practice and professional work. Thanks again!
Jeffrey L. Jones, EDTECH Editor #6 (the original writer of this)
[All of the information below was from 2011]
* Country Subscribers
* ------- -----------
* Argentina 2
* Australia 52
* Austria 2
* Belgium 6
* Bermuda 1
* Brazil 10
* Canada 243
* China 2
* Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1
* Colombia 3
* Cyprus 1
* Czech Republic 5
* Denmark 1
* ??? (EU) 1
* Ecuador 1
* Estonia 1
* Finland 5
* France 6
* Germany 7
* Greece 10
* Hong Kong 8
* Iceland 1
* India 6
* Indonesia 4
* Ireland 6
* Israel 7
* Italy 4
* Jamaica 1
* Japan 9
* Jordan 1
* Latvia 1
* Lebanon 2
* Malaysia 8
* Mexico 4
* Netherlands 11
* New Zealand 21
* Norway 3
* Oman 1
* Philippines 1
* Poland 1
* Portugal 5
* Republic of Korea 2
* Russian Federation 2
* ??? (SU) 1
* Saudi Arabia 3
* Singapore 2
* South Africa 11
* Spain 4
* Sudan 1
* Switzerland 1
* Taiwan 8
* Thailand 3
* Turkey 5
* U.S. Virgin Islands 1
* United arab emirates 4
* United kingdom 27
* United states 4,599
* Venezuela 1
* Viet nam 2
* Yemen 1
* ??? 31
* Total number of "concealed" subscribers: 72
* Total number of users subscribed to the list: 5174 (non-"concealed"
* Total number of countries represented: 61 (non-"concealed"
* Total number of local host users on the list: 0 (non-"concealed"