Wednesday, July 21, 2010

IM? I Who?

I have set up an example of how students may use instant messaging at home to to work on a project. I used g-chat but many other platforms are available. Most platforms offer ways for you to send files, images, or even voice messages which can be very helpful in an educational setting. For instance students working on a project could send pictures back and forth easily on what they may add to their project. Students could also send screen shots of their work to the teacher for them to look at quickly if they set up office hours and could then chat in real time with them so that a problem may be solved faster than if it were done through e-mail.

Some businesses already use chat in their work to allow workers to collaborate easily so why not use it with students?

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