Making Online Course Discussions a Positive Experience (3/29/19)

Discussion forums are a standard tool in our online teaching toolbox. You may have experienced courses where the results were lackluster. Perhaps your students struggled with responses and the quality of engagement didn’t quite meet your vision. This is a frustrating experience for students and instructors. Effective use of online discussions has the potential to foster a culture of collaborative learning and provide opportunities for every student voice to be heard. This session focused on the ins and outs of online discussions including:

  • Alternative discussion formats

  • Best practices

  • Tips and tricks

  • Examples