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Title: How to Participate in an Online Class Chat Room Discussion


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How to Participate in an Online Class Chat Room
Discussion
Educational Technology in the College
ClassroomNorthern Arizona UniversityCC50http//
distancelearn.about.com/b/a/257035.htm
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Online chats for distance learning classes can be
nerve-wracking.
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What Seems to Be the Trouble?
  • Expectationswithout much time!
  • No physical cues or hear verbal inflections.
  • Chatters can be hampered by typing speed or poor
    spelling.
  • Students grades will be determined, in part, by
    their chat room participation.

4
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
  • Review all related reading assignments.
  • Mark your textbooks - Be ready when topics comes
    up
  • Two or three key concise quotes to make your
    point.
  • Have them ready
  • Cut-and-paste when theyre needed.

5
Whats Your Point??
  • State your point, demonstrate your point, back it
    up with a quote.
  • State your main point, when opportunity presents
    itself.
  • Explain your point with a quick example.
  • Back your point up by referencing one of the
    concise quotes.
  • Quote me! a line or two to make your point.

6
Get Involved!
  • A chat room is meant for interaction Dont
    isolation.
  • Offer your comments when they fit with the topic
    of discussion.
  • Get involved! Ask questions, help answer them as
    well!
  • Let your classmates know when you agree with a
    point and when you disagree. Explain why.

7
Net a what?????
  • Practice chat room netiquette.
  • Read and know the chat rooms FAQs or Rules.
  • Follow basic computer etiquette when interacting
    with your instructor and peers.
  • Example, if you enter a chat room in the middle
    of a discussion, wait a few minutes to understand
    the discussion before posting.
  • Never write in all caps (its considered
    shouting).
  • Give writers a chance to finish their thoughts

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Dude, lol!
  • Be friendly but formal.
  • Chat rooms are often a casual environment -
    convey a professional image when chatting for an
    online class.
  • If you want to be taken seriously, present your
    ideas in a more formal manner.
  • You dont have to be stuffy, but you should write
    in complete sentences.
  • Avoid the over-use of emoticons, unusual fonts,
    and abbreviations such as lol or brb.
  • Many web browsers now include spell checkers.

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Connect with Your Classmates!
  • With advanced preparation, you can be a
    successful participant in an online class chat.
  • Dont forget to have fun tooClass chats are one
    of the only chances many online students have to
    connect with their classmates.
  • Tips for Success
  • Follow the tone and format your teacher
    establishes.
  • Social discussion outside please!
  • Never dominate the conversation. Give others a
    chance to voice their opinions.

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