I think the school needs to have Skype installed on the school computers, if the instructors are required to connect with students enrolled in their online classes. Many online students come to campus to use the school computers because they cannot afford a computer, or home Internet.
I think having a ‘chat’ with the Instructor in Moodle would be easier to keep the student in Moodle, and not have them go out to Skype, where there might be other distractions.
Has anyone asked permission to use a different ‘chat’ application? If so, what are you using?
Online Instructors what are your thoughts on this?