Discussions Planning

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?

Nice resource!

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