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dc.contributor.authorLudwig, Brian
dc.contributor.authorPoscente, Krista
dc.contributor.authorBaggaley, Jon
dc.contributor.authorFahy, Patrick J.
dc.identifier.citationLudwig, B., Poscente, K., Fahy, P.J., & Baggaley, J. (2002). Chat and Instant Messaging Systems (synchronous): Report 3/3. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 3(2).en
dc.description.abstractA further set of four text-based instant messaging (IM) products was evaluated: AT&T Anywhere, Parachat, Sonork, and Yahoo Messenger, all available at no cost. Yahoo Messenger was judged to be the most effective of the three products for use by distance education (DE) teachers and students, being compatible with most common operating systems and accommodating up to 50 chat room participants. Yahoo Messenger also possesses integrated audio and video capabilities. AT&T Anywhere is an efficient product, which supports Windows-based operating systems only. Parachat (Basic version) is a basic, browser accessed chat board without instant messaging (IM) capabilities.en
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dc.publisherInternational Review of Research in Open and Distance Learningen
dc.subjectinstant messagingen
dc.subjectonline chaten
dc.subjectdistance educationen
dc.titleChat and Instant Messaging Systems (synchronous): Report 3/ 3en

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