When you need help from a professor, how do you seek it?
Office hours? After class? Email?
Pooja Sankar, a recent graduate of Stanford University’s MBA program, seems to have gone past course management software — like ANGEL — to create an online study hall with her company, Piazza, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Rather than replying to individual emails and having one-on-one correspondence, the question publicly is posted to the website, and professors can answer openly.
Twenty-three classes use the service at MSU, with 235 enrolled in a computer science and engineering class. As MSU decides between two potential replacements for ANGEL, the Piazza service might be something worth considering.
The site currently is free, and there are no advertisements invading the space.