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

Chloe Varelidi chloe at varelidi.com
Wed Jan 11 01:05:37 UTC 2012

I have added this to the community call agenda, and Brylie has worked on
some awesome wireframes.
I think we should assess our options since this looks like the feature we
might be missing to *really* make the learning peer to peer in challenges.

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM, Alison Cole <alison at p2pu.org> wrote:

> 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
> implement?
> A
> 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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