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2Chat rooms and discussion boardsare an everyday aspect of life.                                   Overview of slides:    ...
A chat room is a network whereparticipants can engage in real-timediscussions with one another(dictionary, 2012)Depending ...
Themed chat rooms  These chat rooms will be labeled based on the interest of the participants.  Including:        Movies, ...
Discussion boards usually start with a single question that people react too and thenit branches to threads and sub-thread...
   They are also called bulletin boards, threaded    discussions, and forums p 87.   It is an asynchronous activity. It ...
Chat Rooms –GOOD               Chat Rooms –BADImmediate feedback            Scheudling ProblemsMore people have experie...
Many educational institutions use chat rooms asvirtual classrooms for distance learners tocommunicate with their professor...
When communicating online whether in chat rooms or discussion boards                                                      ...
10 Chatting may be the most simple and         Contacts Via Email preferred synchronous interaction.               Tues-6/...
 Dictionary.com. (2012).  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chat+room. Retrieved June 18, 2012 from dictionary. com...
   Globokar (Lynn) Julie, April 28, 2010 Introduction to Online Learning: A Guide    for Students. Sage Publications, Inc...
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  1. 1. Chat Rooms & Discussion Boards rren ynn Heim el NeCarol Rach 1
  2. 2. 2Chat rooms and discussion boardsare an everyday aspect of life. Overview of slides: •What is a chat room •Types of chat rooms •Discussion Boards •What is a discussion board •Chat rooms vs. discussion boards •Online learning •Things to consider •Conclusion •Web Resources •References
  3. 3. A chat room is a network whereparticipants can engage in real-timediscussions with one another(dictionary, 2012)Depending on the chat room. Manyrequire you to have a user ID and apassword.Who can participate in a chat room? Anyone with an internet connection. Including: College students, working adults, teenagers, etc. 3
  4. 4. Themed chat rooms These chat rooms will be labeled based on the interest of the participants. Including: Movies, sports, books, art, school-based ideas, etc.Teacher/Student chat rooms These chat rooms are available for distance education. Including: Springboard, blackboard, tutoring, or classroom conversation. 4
  5. 5. Discussion boards usually start with a single question that people react too and thenit branches to threads and sub-threads p. 88. It is important to Keep track of where the discussion is going and to participate. 5
  6. 6.  They are also called bulletin boards, threaded discussions, and forums p 87. It is an asynchronous activity. It does not occur at a particular time but is available when you have time to read and answer others p 87. Boards may or may not be moderated, although in e-learning the former is usually the case p 88. 6
  7. 7. Chat Rooms –GOOD Chat Rooms –BADImmediate feedback Scheudling ProblemsMore people have experience Passive learnersVisual cues Harder to manageDiscussion Boards-GOOD Discussion Boards-BADFits one’s own schedule Lack visual cuesSense of community Delayed FeedbackAccessed anytime anywhere Communication effectiveness depends on reading and writing skills 7 Globokar p 106-108
  8. 8. Many educational institutions use chat rooms asvirtual classrooms for distance learners tocommunicate with their professors and peersGlobokar p 12 . Does that seem familiar toanyone ? .Discussion boards are forums where users (bothprofessor and students) may post assignments,questions, case studies, or messages for classmembers to read and respond toasynchronously. The posted information is viewedby the entire class (Paul Gil website)What about now ? Is this familiar yet ? 8
  9. 9. When communicating online whether in chat rooms or discussion boards it is important to remember : Use emoticons occasionally Give other participants a chance to  If comment isn’t timely, don’t make respond and ask questions it Be professional  More than 5 lines is too long of Use sentences and keep comments post on the current topic  Not everyone knows internet Introduce yourself acronyms Make sure your spelling is correct  Label joke as “joke” • You not U  Make sure your spelling is correct • Are not R Don’t use CAPITAL LETTERS Don’t use excess colors 9
  10. 10. 10 Chatting may be the most simple and Contacts Via Email preferred synchronous interaction. Tues-6/12/12 Wed-Forums are very popular, and are 6/13/12renowned because they put you in touch Sunwith many similar-minded people.  6/17/12 Mon-All synchronous and asynchronous 6/18/12messaging techniques have their pros and Tues-6/19/12cons. It is best that you try them all and Elluminatedecide for yourself which messaging Mon-technique works for you.  6/18-12 Tues-6/19/12
  11. 11.  Dictionary.com. (2012). http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chat+room. Retrieved June 18, 2012 from dictionary. com Fedosev, D,.(2012). The Different Types of Chat Rooms. Ezine Articles. http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Different-Types Littlefield, J,. (2012). How To Participate in an Online Class Chat Room Discussion. About. com. http://distancelearn.a What is the Difference Between Email, IM, Discussion Forums, and Chat? › Gil, Paul 2012 http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/blogchatinstantmessaging/f/email_vs_im.htm 11
  12. 12.  Globokar (Lynn) Julie, April 28, 2010 Introduction to Online Learning: A Guide for Students. Sage Publications, Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA. Piskurich, G,.(2004). Getting the Most from Online Learning. Chat Rooms and Discussion Boards. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer 12

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