ERIC Number: ED425743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Internet Relay Chat. ERIC Digest.
While the World Wide Web receives most of the publicity, another aspect of the Internet also draws considerable attention. IRC, more formally referred to as Internet Relay Chat, provides a means by which one user can type a message in real time to one or more Internet users, and almost instantaneously, the message appears on the monitors of all the others who are monitoring the transmission. This ERIC Digest summarizes the details regarding IRC and discusses the educational benefits of its use. Discussion includes: potential educational uses of IRC; technological requirements; the organization of IRC; Nets; channels; operators; nicknames; finding, joining, or creating a channel; sending private messages; exiting and IRC chat; disadvantages of IRC; educational benefits; and references, suggested readings, and topic-related Web sites. (DLS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Internet, Online Systems
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.