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Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques by William Rice, Susan Smith Nash

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Uses of chat

You may wonder why use Moodle's chat when Skype, MSN Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, and other large services offer Internet telephony and chat capability, even with video and file transfer abilities.

The answer is simple. By using Moodle's chat room, you have control of the tools and the transcript, and you're able to automatically contact the individuals who are registered in your course. Moodle's chatroom is connected with your courses, and so only people who have registered for your course can enter. It is much easier to keep up with assessment and to assign grades for chat participation with Moodle's convenient integration.

In this chapter, we explore questions such as What is chat good for?, How can I achieve success in an online ...

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