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As stated earlier, e-mail is being used in the E-mentoring program in the Central Valley of California matching university faculty to students in middle school and high school. Prior to the writing of this paper, as far as technology is concerned, this medium has been the preferred method in communicating to our adolescents. According to Dr. Ronald Berk of The Johns Hopkins University, these adolescents fall in the category of the network generation youth called “Net Geners”. These students, and now teachers and administrators, fall in the age group between seven and twenty-eight years of age. They were born into the computer age between 1982 and 2003. This includes students from the second grade through graduate school and our young administrators. He states that nearly ninety million or one-third of the United States population fall into this group (Berk, 2010). E-mail is being replaced by text messages sent via cell phones.

When partnering, the participants must take into consideration the backgrounds of the partner members. For the most part, university members are anywhere from ten to twenty or more years older than those in the school district. These differences, of course, will vary from school to school. With this in mind, from the university point-of-view, we need to take into consideration the best way to reach our targets, those being students, teachers, parents, and administrators in the public and private school sectors.

The Net Gener’s world is focused around social media including Facebook, My Space, and Twitter. They use iPods, iPhones, iPads, and MP3 players. To the extent that university faculty recognize these media will determine their effectiveness in relating to this market and their success as a significant and credible partner. They need to recognize that over ninety percent of the network generation is involved in the following:

  • Computers
  • Smart phones
  • The Internet for homework
  • Search engines like Google
  • News Websites
  • Multitask while texting (Berk, 2010)


Electronic mail may be the most familiar technology to all computer users. Participants can send and receive email, cut and paste, and forward email. They can search the web as a recreational or research tool. This is a widely used vehicle for district, school and university communication. It may include:

  • Communications to students, staff and community
  • Requests for data, information, survey or input
  • Responses to complaints
  • Information to the community as to an event
  • Problems to be solved.

Nu-fast and beyond

National University in La Jolla, California, has taken E-mail to another level. Here, faculty may open an account and have discussions in an asynchronous manner through discussion boards. These discussions can be open to faculty, students, as well as selected members of the community. It has been used with committees that involve members from across the state and nation. In some ways, it resembles a Blackboard or E-College online text chat for participants to text their opinions on various topics. Real-time video has been added with programs for classes such as Class Live Pro and Adobe Connect. Similar to Skype, this platform enables participants to see and talk with each other in live chat sessions. In working with schools, Nu-FAST enables participants to enter topic discussions at will, making participation convenient for classroom teachers, administrators and university faculty as well. The Adobe Connect provides a more personal interaction in that you can use webcams and have immediate responses with both voice and video in synchronous communication. An added feature is that all of these video sessions can be recorded and played back at a future date giving more flexibility to this communication tool.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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