[p2pu-dev] Real-time chat to encourage participant interaction

Alison Cole alison at p2pu.org
Wed Jan 11 00:38:00 UTC 2012

I would love P2PU chat to look like gchat/olark chat/facebook where I can
see who's online - followers or fellow participants...
I think everyone would love this. I'm sure it's costly and timely to


On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Chloe Varelidi <chloe at varelidi.com> wrote:

> I think this is a great idea, I would be happy to work on a mockup to see
> how that would look in the page with you Brylie.
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Brylie Oxley <brylie at tuxfamily.org> wrote:
>> I think that it would be helpful to move the chat page so that it is more
>> prominent. E.g. there could be a course live chat above the activity stream
>> or replacing the Gravatar images on each course page. This would liven up
>> popular courses and participants could carry on conversations, ask for
>> assistance, offer a hand, schedule meetings, and make friends, all while
>> going about their tasks in the relevant course. This may also help to tip
>> the balance between the asynchronous and synchronous aspects of the
>> community.
>> Etherpad is a great example of combining real-time chat with asynchronous
>> capabilities of editing collaborative content.
>> I am not proposing that the chat area take up too large a portion of the
>> page, just that it be present and clearly visible.
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