View Full Version : Skype TAD group.
January 17th, 2011, 03:25 PM
Does anyone That is starting TAD in february, or already at TAD want to start or a join a skype group, where we can interact with each other during the course and classes, and help each other out with work, and give each other feedback etc, when not on the TAD site.?
January 17th, 2011, 04:31 PM
I think the idea of us being able to chat and stuff during the course is great! After all, we'll be together for the next 3 years haha.
Buuutt I'm not sure skype is such a good idea... because people are from all over the world and have differente time zones and such, so maybe we'll never run into each other or maybe some people will never be able to log in at the time most will be on.
I'd sugest for us to make a google group :) I believe most people have gmail (if they don't, they can make one since it's free). And it's so convinient to have group threads coming directly to your email! Then we could post whatever we like and everyone will be able to contribute ^^
January 17th, 2011, 05:20 PM
Hey there, Well with Skype if we get enough people it shouldnt be a problem, im sure that if enough people join there would be someone on when you are on. Its instant text chat, realtime, so getting feedback is fast.
January 17th, 2011, 05:55 PM
hey, I like the idea. I have both a skype and a gmail account so either way is fine with me.
January 17th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Only thing with gmail and google group is its already a forum based group, so nothing live and instant. We will already be using forums and such during the course anyway, thats why I think skype would be more beneficial, so we can speak with each other in realtime if needed.
January 17th, 2011, 09:20 PM
For sure! you can look for my name in skype! Vicente Numpaque if any wanna add me! and talk! I'll begin first semester on february!
January 18th, 2011, 10:37 AM
Anyone wanting to join the group, put your skype username down here, and I will add you.
January 18th, 2011, 12:52 PM
I have an idea XDD let's do both :DDD
I'm at work right now and I can never remember my skype name, when I get home I'll create a google group and also send you my skype name ^^/
You guys can list the gmail too if you wanna enter the google group :D
January 19th, 2011, 05:24 PM
I think someone has a ventrilo server and people usually chat via facebook chat or the various instant messengers. Also, you will be able to talk in class using the chat function. We didn't need any skype or group last semester.
Honestly, you will be pretty busy and there isn't much time to hang on skype or ventrilo and just talk. Instant messengers that been very useful though.
January 20th, 2011, 05:14 AM
Thing with skype its instant messenger software, so u can share thoughts and share work, and get feeback instant if you wish,
January 21st, 2011, 04:30 AM
Well I wouldn't mind a skype group, but note that there is a chat option in Elluminate, TAD's online software for giving classes, as Evan said. And there is the forums for feedback and all. But if you ever make a group I'll join ofc.
January 24th, 2011, 07:06 AM
last semester there was a group using ventrilo to stay in touch outside classes. skype probably works just as well.
during classes you most likely won't have time or mental power to use skype/ventrilo. all communication happens within elluminate and with following what the teacher is talking about and what people are saying in the chat (plus possibly doing an assignment given to do during class) I was usually plenty busy.
you can also chat privately with any person in the class through elluminate.
for some classes I would definitely shut down skype and close my browser and any other apps to eliminate distractions and really get all the info.
we'll figure it out :) generally a skype/ventrilo group is a great idea!
January 24th, 2011, 07:25 AM
haha thanks for endorsing the group Dorian:0. Yeh mainly it was for out of group when not in classes etc. Ventrillo is good, but you have to tlak:P, with skype its a choice of video calling, mic, or instant text chatting in large groups.
Anyway the Skype group is now setup, so anyone that wants to join, leave ur username here and I will add you:).
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