*This is a five-part series. Seven Online Discussion Ideas to Explore Concepts through Convergent Thinking In this five-part article series, we look at ideas
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The discussion board is certainly not new to the online classroom. In fact, some may argue that the discussion board is one of the most
This article is featured in the resource guide, Effective Online Teaching Strategies. The perfect class discussion can feel like something of an alchemy. From the
This article is featured in the resource guide, Effective Online Teaching Strategies. During a recent online class, a student posted in the chat, “We should
This article is featured in the resource guide, Effective Online Teaching Strategies. “What are we supposed to be doing?” (said every student at least once
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This article is featured in the resource guide, Effective Online Teaching Strategies. I used to dread online discussions as much as many students do. However,
Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with approximately 300 faculty who have developed and taught their first online course. One of the
Faculty use asynchronous discussions to extend and enhance instructional practices in the online classroom. It is widely reported that online discussions play an integral role in facilitating students’ learning, as well as fostering dialogue, critical thinking, and reflective inquiry (Kayler & Weller, 2007; Morris, Finnegan, & Sz-Shyan, 2005). Despite faculty’s knowledge that discussion forums can serve as a useful learning tool, online discussions are not easy to establish and manage.