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From: Rachel Ellis <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: An interesting site
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 14:11:53 +1200

Hi Mark,

I am a New Zealand based English teacher that subscibes to your list and also to this site -

In the mailout I receive from english-to-go, I have learnt that they are attempting to break the record for the World's Largest Lesson by simultaneously teaching the same lesson to as many students in as many different locations as possible worldwide on September 10th. The good thing about this though, is that the lesson they are using for this is free and will focus on the issue of landmines. It also deals with the involvement of ex-Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney.

I personally think this is not only a fun thing to be involved in but also a good way to raise awareness about the horror of landmines among students.

I know you generally tend to deal with much more academic issues and the social impact of information and communication technologies in your mailout, but in many respects, this attempt to teach the world largest lesson does highlight in a practical manner, the social impact that on-line information can have.

I thought you and others may be interested. Keep up the good work on your mailout. I found it and your articles invaluable while I was completing my masters.

Thanks a lot.
Rachel Ellis

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