I just got done with a "chat" appointment at the student's request due to instability of his wifi. We did the google hangout meet but turned off video and audio and chatted on the right side of the screen. It went well - no interruptions - but it does take more time to type things out, to be careful to listen to their response and it's harder to read if they will be more or less likely to try a strategy since we don't have nonverbals. It also took longer than our face to face appointment or google hangout meet appointments - 10 minutes longer (30 minutes). I think a chat is a great tool, however, and does provide a lot of accessibility. I think it could be a very supportive tool. Just hope they and you are fast typists and patient with wait times...Ruth
J. Ruth Nelson, Ph.D., LSP, NCSP
Co-Director, Academic Enrichment & Support Center (HC324f)
Professor, Psychology Dept
3900 Bethel Drive, P.O. Box 100
St. Paul, MN 55112
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I'm considering doing a quick Academic Support online morning/evening chat with me or our academic coach. My thoughts is it would give the students an opportunity to ask quick academic support questions.
Have others looked into performing something similar?
Maranda L. Miller
SUNY Maritime College
Assistant Director of Learning Support
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