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This paper is a report on the use of synchronous chat for the delivery of an on-line
portion of a pre-service teacher training course. The specific course content was legal
and ethical issues that pertain to the professional development of a teacher. Seventy
students participated in this study by engaging in directed discussions over the course
material. The discussions were lead by their instructor and continued for a period of four
weeks. The chat software used collected and logged all interactions between instructor and
students, as well as the interactions between student and student. Data collected was
analyzed and used to draw inferences about specific characteristics identifiable to chat, and
how to best organize a chat session for optimal student interaction.
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