Instant Messaging article – Robert Farmer

Recieved this via Campus Technology’s IT Trends newsletter: Instant Messaging -Collaborative Tool or Educator’s nightmare!

As they indicate:

“This well-researched white paper by Robert Farmer, posted on the University of New Brunswick Web site, examines the pros and cons.”

If you are putting together any info for your faculty about IM, this is a good source for you. The hyperlinks are really useful!

In addition, there is good information about the “enterprise view” – jhow would an institution look at this?

I must admit, being an IM user, I feel good about the statement in the article:

Instant Messaging (IM) is a technology that has been embraced by the information age younger generation — ….”

Starting to match my picture…. [*grin*]

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