Some thoughts around back channel:
- People are able to use the back channel to answer questions themselves. During my presentation many attendees asked questions that were immediately answered by others without my help.
- As a presenter, it can be distracting to try to present and read at the same time, so I pretty much ignore it and then either have someone else responsible for alerting me to questions, or I go back through at particular points.
- George actually suggested that learners turn off the chat window if they felt it would be distracting. However, that seems like those participants will miss out.
So, what's the right way to treat them? How are other people addressing this?