We had a wonderful session with Michael Coghlan at yahoo messenger today. We did have some technical glitches. Some members (I myself included) were kicked out of the session and some could not get in despite several efforts from my part and other colleagues to bring them in. However, this is also part of learning.
In the session Michael discussed the use of synchronous and asynchronous chat tools for teaching after briefly reviewing its historical context. During the presentation he got participants involved asking them to talk about their experience and their context. He also went a bit beyond the tools we have covered so far and talked a bit about other communication tools that are presently making and impact in the way we communicate and teach.
It was a very lively session. Everyone participated asking questions or giving valuable contributions through text or voice chat. The grand finale came with Michael singing the Webheads Theme Song . For information on participants, chat log, and slides to the presentation, please visit our wiki page . We have recorded the session and will also make it available for those who could not be present or would like to listen to it once more.
We would love to know your impressions and opinions about the session through your comments on this blog.
Jose Antonio and Larissa
Moderators of Week 2