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Strategies for Using Chat as a Communication Tool


To conduct a useful learning experience, especially in an online course, it is important to have a focused chat. That is, one that focuses on a specific topic of discussion so that it is easier to keep some order to the chat.

In some chat programs, you can even save all or just a portion of chat sessions for future use. This feature could be used to post to a class discussion area so that students not able to attend the live chat can read others' postings and not feel left out.

Follow these links to learn more about some practical uses of chat: