Channeling the Backchannel: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Using Chat Rooms in the Classroom

Monday, January 22 | 9:00PM–9:00PM
Session Type: Resources
Chat rooms offer an exciting communication medium through which students can participate in a collaborative virtual community by sharing resources, knowledge production, creative inquiry, and active engagement. This presentation offers guidelines for developing constructive backchannel uses based on a two-year study conducted among graduate students at UC Berkeley's School of Information.


  • Sarita Yardi

    Graduate Student, Georgia Institute of Technology