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<>  S I T E F I N D E R <> Vol 2 Issue 10 <> ISSN 1465-8224
 
SiteFinder Adventure and Experiential Education Directory Ezine
 
Your free monthly newsletter associated with the
SiteFinder Directory: http://reviewing.co.uk/sitefinder/index.htm
edited by Roger Greenaway roger@reviewing.co.uk
 
YOU control your free subscription. Details are at the end.
 
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> 1 < Using the Internet for Research in Outdoor Learning
 
.......... A UK and Global Perspective
 
This issue of SiteFinder is simply a handy list of links for
learning about outdoor learning using the internet. Whether you
are a researcher or a practitioner (or both) I hope you will find
these links helpful - and easy to find
 
OLD HAND? If you are a regular SiteFinder reader you will have
seen most of these links before. This issue brings together some
of the best links into one handy issue.
 
NEW SUBSCRIBER? You will find reviews of many of these links in
earlier issues of SiteFinder - from the SiteFinder archives link
at:
http://reviewing.co.uk/archives/index.htm
 
ALL READERS: This list is growing and changing all the time.
Please write to roger@reviewing.co.uk to suggest improvements or
additions.
 
Roger Greenaway, Editor of SiteFinder
 
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<> 2 <> GENERAL SEARCHING
 
 
 
Librarians' Favourites
http://www.infind.com [since disappeared]
http://www.nlsearch.com
http://www.google.com
 
 
Automated Searching (global)
http://www.tracerlock.com
 
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<> 3 <> RESEARCH SITES  - ac.uk
 
SOSIG: Social Sciences Information Gateway
http://sosig.ac.uk
 
BERA: British Educational Research Association
http://www.bera.ac.uk
 
CRN: Countryside Recreation Network Research Directory
http://sosig.ac.uk/crn/rd/
 
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<> 4 <> THESES AND JOURNALS - global
 
Thesis abstracts. Fee needed to get beyond the free sample.
http://www.theses.com
 
Library containing 174 Academic Press journals. Fees charged.
http://www.idealibrary.com [dead link?]
 
Experiential Education articles and a chance to 'chat' with
authors.
http://www.ael.org/eric/chat.htm
 
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<> 5 <> WEBSITES ORGANISED BY TOPIC
 
DIRECTORIES
http://dmoz.org - the Open Directory edited by volunteers
http://www.yahoo.com (or co.uk)
http://www.looksmart.com (or co.uk)
 
WEB RINGS
Websites grouped by subject and linked via their home pages.
http://www.webring.com
 
OUTDOOR LEARNING RESEARCH WEBSITES
http://www.tarrak.com
http://www.outwardbound.com.au
 
DIRECTORIES, DATABASES AND LINKS PAGES
 
Experiential Education and Youth Work: an excellent gateway to
USA and UK resources.
http://www.youthwork.com
 
Christian Itin's huge site is full of links for experiential
education, social work and for every kind of therapy.
http://www.geocities.com/dr_adventure/links.html
 
Baobab's Natural Philosophy Center - lots of environmental topics
and a free ezine
baobabcomputing.com/naturalphilosophy [dead link?]
 
 
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<> 6 <> FINDING HELPFUL PEOPLE
 
ASK AN EXPERT
 
 
 
or find discussion lists that attract topic experts ...
 
OUTDOOR LEARNING DISCUSSION LISTS
 
How to join (or leave) these 7 outdoor discussion lists Adventure
Therapy, Association for Experiential Education, Outdoor
Curriculum, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Research, Ropes, and
Wilderness Orientation:
http://reviewing.co.uk/outdoor/discussion-lists.htm
 
Rob Benson (Crossroads Experiential Learning) has links to 25
experiential education discussion lists:
http://www.magnolia.net/~xroads [URL may have changed]
 
Of special interest to researchers is 'Scisco Conscientia' where
each month's discussion centres around a new research article
Note added since publication: Scisco was shut down in 2001, but you can find some of the articles by doing a web search for 'Scisco Conscientia'
 
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<> 7 <> OUTDOOR LEARNING DISCUSSION LIST ARCHIVES
 
'OUTRES' outdoor research list has a web-based archive at:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/outres.html
 
On lists without archives you may find that some list members
have created their own archives that they will kindly search for
you.
 
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<> 8 <> OUTDOOR INFORMATION, CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
 
The Outdoor Noticeboard at:
http://reviewing.co.uk/outdoor/notices.htm
 
 
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<> 9 <> BULLETIN BOARDS
 
Lots of very quiet ones around. The ones most likely to succeed
notify people when someone responds to their posting. They are
effectively short term single topic discussion lists. Good
examples are...
 
the Freepint Bar where you will find lots of information
professionals hanging out:
http://www.freepint.co.uk
 
and TrainingZone where helpful trainers are at hand:
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk
 
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<> 10 <> E-NEWSLETTERS ABOUT OUTDOOR LEARNING
 
Intercom is about Experiential Learning and Adventure
Programming.
Co-editors: Sandra Hernandes Simon Priest
 
 
SiteFinder helps you find internet resources about outdoor
learning:
http://reviewing.co.uk (join or view archives)
 
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<> 11 <> OUTDOOR LEARNING ORGANISATIONS
 
AfOL: The Association for Outdoor Learning
http://www.outdoor-learning.org
http://www.outdoor-learning.org
 
AEE: The Association for Experiential Education
http://www.aee.org
 
AEE Europe - includes English language bibliographies, newsletter
and links and brief descriptions of research sites.
http://www.erlebnispaedagogik.de
 
EIOAEE: European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and
Experiential Learning - includes research articles
http://www.eoe-network.eu
 
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<> 12 <> LEARNING THEORIES
 
50+ training and learning theories
http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/educ/tip/1.htm [URL may have changed]
 
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<> 13 <> FINDING OUTDOOR [ACTIVITY] INFORMATION ON THE WEB
 
Article by Richard Nelsson for FreePint April 1999 #37
http://www.freepint.co.uk/issues/290499.htm
 
World Outdoor Web (UK based)
http://www.w-o-w.com
 
Adventure Activities Portal Sites A-Z
http://reviewing.co.uk/outdoors/links.htm
 
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<> 14 <> QUESTIONS
 
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CHALLENGING QUESTIONS FOR RESEARCHERS
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The internet is an amazing gift to researchers.
 
Are old habits holding us back?
 
What new habits will help us to exploit these opportunities to
the full?
 
In this electronic free-for-all of endless opportunities, what
can we do to make it work for us?
 
How is the internet likely to influence research in our field?
 
How has the internet already influenced the way we do research?
 
Will research become more homogenous or more diversified as a
result of this global sharing of research and our ideas about
research?
 
Will researchers need to acquire internet skills and cultivate
electronic relationships to complement traditional research
skills?
 
Will the internet help us to close the gap between research and
practice?
 
Will our adventures in cyberspace really help to enrich the
quality and effectiveness of adventures in the outdoors?
 
Guess the answers if you like - or take action to bring about the
answers you want.
 
Why not take take the initiative? For example, try setting up a
closed or open research community around your interests at
http://www.vicinities.com [link not working 01/10/2001] or at http://www.egroups.com
 
Most of the information above is drawn from past issues of
SiteFinder ezine. If you find innaccuracies or know of other good
ways of using the internet for research (especially in outdoor
learning) please contact me at roger@reviewing.co.uk so that I
can improve this resource - for you and others.
 
As I learn more about ways of using this vast living library to
assist the quality of research in our field, I will be pleased to
share your discoveries and mine through SiteFinder and through
the outres discussion list - both of which have searchable
web-based archives at:
http://reviewing.co.uk/archives/index.htm
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/outres
 
SiteFinder Directory and SiteFinder Ezine are both dedicated to
helping you to explore this question:
 
''HOW and WHY are people are using outdoor adventure for
learning, growth, development, empowerment, education, training,
therapy, reflection or inspiration?''
 
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<> TRACKERS' TIPS, SITEOWNERS' TIPS, SITE REVIEWS AND AWARDS, NEW
DIRECTORY ENTRIES, READERS COMMENTS and DID YOU KNOW THAT...?
will feature in most issues of SiteFinder. This issue is a
special issue providing links for researchers. Your comments and
contributions are always welcome.

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