Educational Chat Classification
-learn about and explore web tools,
-Shared with friends.
-no pre-established agenda
Different threads are going on at the same time.Each one joins the conversational thread of his/her interest.
Sunday meetings at Tapped In
-Students practice English during week-ends. (Buth)
(Collaborative) task-oriented chats
|Participants get together in a chat to accomplish a real-life task,||Participants
share a common goal.
There is a need for a product
is not need for a moderator
the same group establishes the norms, and handles the situation to complete the task in the time they have available
week 5 team gathered to plan our strategic plan for the week
-when my architecture students worked to share the characteristics of the different buildings each student had read, and come up with the shared characteristics, which were going to be used in further tasks.
-Students get together online to discuss final project (Buth)
(Academic seminars) Elizabeth
|Presenting material for later discussion,||The
moderator has prepared the material before hand and of course the topic
to be discussed has been previously announced to the audience.
-Program to be presented.
-Could one chat be intended within one of the subcategories turne into another through the process in-action?
the moderator, keep on track despite side issues that arise, or
anticipated questions asked by the audience?
Sometimes latecomers to the chat do not know the approach that has been set, and are eager to participate, and the discussion may take different roads and not get where it was supposed to.
What should the moderator do?
-Establish procedure at the beginning- negotiated with participants?
-Inform that the question will be answered later on?
I guess I would then and there evaluate the importance of keeping on track by reverting to my original topic, against the weight of the unexpected query (Rita)
Eurolanguage sessions (demonstration)
My chat about ESP online unit (demonstration)
Arlyn's chat (Discussion)
Neil Anderson's chat
-Students present final project (Buth)
Presentation followed by questions and discussion
(pot luck) -
Each or some participants bring topic, questions or materials to share and discuss about.
Presenter brings a question or topic to discuss about
The goal is not to inform, but to educate, that is
using the chat, practice a skill or strategy with other participants and
eg. a given function of a language
|very closed-topic chats||Moderator usually establishes the rules and turn taking style.||Role
playing an interview
Practicing reporting genre (Buth)
|Less Directed = more freedom||More directed = less freedom|
February 20, 2003. Note: Comments and suggestions made by Teresa, Vance, Elizabeth, Buth, and Rita have been included for reflection.