Virtual office hours using TechTalk, a Web-based mathematical collaboration tool

@inproceedings{Johnson1998VirtualOH,
  title={Virtual office hours using TechTalk, a Web-based mathematical collaboration tool},
  author={Jeremy R. Johnson and Yagati N. Lakshman and Thomas T. Hewett and Tim Souder and Tom Fitzgerald and Sara Donegan and Paul Morgovsky},
  booktitle={ITiCSE},
  year={1998}
}
This paper reports on the use of TechTalk, a web based chat environment designed for scientific and mathematical collaboration, in mathematics instruction. Techtalk provides internet access to shared Maple and MATLAB sessions and the ability to conduct a multiway conversation. Using this feature an instructor is able to answer questions on Maple/MATLAB outside of the classroom and outside of conventional, face-to-face office hours.