A previous post discussed the benefits of the backchannel for students who are shy or introverted. This post examines the benefits of the backchannel for students and teachers in diverse classrooms.
Almost a year and a half ago, our little-internal-training-team-that-could introduced our colleagues to the new corporate learning management system (LMS). The LMS is a modified Moodle installation. At the time it was version 2.4, and we have since upgraded to 2.8. Typically, K-12 and higher ed institutions use Moodle as an online platform for learning. With a little tweaking, the software can work well in the corporate world, too.