They also completed an overall evaluation sheet commenting on CMC tools in general and ranking the video chat tools in terms of their potential as language teaching tools and their usability for personal communication purposes.
The qualitative and quantitative analyses of the evaluation sheets indicate a clear preference for MSN Messenger and Skype while placing CUworld and Paltalk at the bottom of the list.
When that happens over video chat though, the sound quality provided through computer speakers or headphones is often not good enough to understand who has said what.
The result is that it is difficult to have a conversation.
Group communications over video chat can sometimes be difficult to understand.
When people speak simultaneously while sitting in the same room, most people can still discern what the two people are saying.
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This article presents a critical comparison of the usefulness and practicality of six CMC video chat tools (CUworld, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Paltalk, Skype, and Yahoo Messenger) from the perspective of language teaching professionals.Give customers the ability to make voice and video calls on the go directly through your mobile app.