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Academics and Administration Blog

Some classes at MSU already using alternative collaborate software


By Andrew Krietz          Posted: 04/05/12 12:13am         

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.

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