Indiana University Northwest

IU Northwest Online Education

Effective Chats

Chat rooms can get confusing and hard to manage because it is difficult to tell who is responding to which person when there are more than two participants in the room.  One way to manage the conversation is to address the person by their first name at the beginning of the sentence.  If there are two people with the same first name in the class, simply address the person by their first name and the first letter of their last name. Even though it is a synchronous technology, it is possible to manage chat rooms.