Bringing More Spontaneous Interaction to the Virtual Classroom with Proximity Chat

A new breed of web-based virtual environments offering proximity chat (also called spatial chat) mimic the possibility of speaking or collaborating with one or more peers while remaining in the same virtual space as the entire class group.

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