Was just exchanging email with Shelly in Texas and noticed she had recently blogged about a novel implementation of the Chatango tool I mentioned way back in August. What she's done is instead of having that application appear on her library service page, she's integrated it into WebCT, so it appears right in front of the students where they are (in their course shell), instead of where we wish they would be (on our library pages) :-). This makes a whole lot of sense to me. I've been meaning to let you all know that IMHO my experiment with Chatango has been a dismal failure because only one student has contacted me through it, but now I think it's probably a result of its location. Added to my to do list: implement Chatango into a couple BlackBoard courses and see if the usage picks up. Thanks Shelly!
Link: RSS ROCKS! — The Learning Web - Central.
(stick with Shelly's blog - they're just implementing a new content management system down there and haven't got the RSS feeds working for the blog component yet).