Re: Groupletter 10 Group Thymine - Bio-Moo Meeting on the assignment

peter Murray-rust (
Fri, 8 Mar 1996 13:24:41 +0000 (GMT)

Thanks for an extremely thoughtful and valuable commentary on MOO
tutoring. This is a considerable advance on last year's course.

It's worth remembering that we are very much going out into the
unknown and that we don't always know the best way to do things. I have
had the same feeling with videoconferences (especially transatlsantic).
If you don't turn up with some idea of the agenda it can be rather

My feeling about MOOs is that they are useful for:
- 'meeting' people who are always there. (There is a group at
NEU - Jay'sHouse MOO who use the MOO the whole time for sysadmins to
'chat' - they just keep the window open the whole time and typing is a
marginal activity. Main activity is getting quick answers to simple
questions and social chat.
- discussing key points identified in advance
- making friends
- sense of continutiy and community


Peter Murray-Rust, Glaxo Research & Dev. (; (BioMOO: PeterMR)
Birkbeck College,, CBMT/Daresbury,