Chat is a communication tool that enables participants to have text-based, real-time synchronous discussions. Chat enhances social presence in a topic, particularly for students who are external. If
between student and teacher, chat enables active teaching and feedback.
Chats are especially useful when the group chatting is not able to meet face-to-face, such as:
regular meetings of students participating in online topics so they can share experiences with others in the same topic but in a different location
a student temporarily unable to attend in person chatting with their teacher to catch up with work
students on work experience discussing their experiences with each other and their teacher
a question and answer session with an invited speaker in a different location
sessions to help students prepare for tests or exams where the teacher, or other students, pose sample questions.
Good practice guides and tip sheets
Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation.
Links to chat-related resources are provided below. Browse all tip sheets and good practice guides