Students benefit from online chat rooms

Australia“The social environment prevailing within higher education institutions in has seen many changes in recent years. Information technological tools such as internet chat rooms could be one of the cheapest and student-friendly tools universities could use to meet the social and psychological needs of their students. A chat room was created for the students of Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia) and this paper explains the ways it was used by the students. Based on the observations made, this paper highlights the fact that chat rooms could be a useful tool for universities …” (more)

[University World News, 17 May]

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