Planning discussions has always been challenging… and adding the online element has really required a re-think of goals, strategies, approaches…
I, like many of my colleagues, really have to rethink how I encourage and use Discussions in the online environment. I ran across what I think is a really nice resource..
Preparing Faculty for Successful Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussions: Plan, Implement & Evaluate by Barbara A. Frey (Univ Pittsburgh) and Linda Wonjar (Duquesne University).
Poster Session for MARC04
The authors provide a set of suggestions and best practice related to using Discussions in synchronous, blended (both) and asynchronous environments, structured into the following:
- What is the purpose of your discussion
- How do you plan your discussion?
- How do you implement your discussion?
- How do you evaluate your discussion?