Borrowing from University of Wisconsin – Stout Tech Tips newsletter for today’s post on online discussions.
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Designing Thought-Provoking Online Discussions
Katie Lepi shares Mia MacMeekin’s excellent infographic containing 15 tips for effective online facilitation, as well as 11 discussion prompts that stimulate conversation and encourage students to “dig deeper.”
The University of Oregon’s Teaching Effectiveness Center has developed a comprehensive guide to exemplary online discussions including: strategies for effective dialogue, writing good questions, and classroom examples.
Alex Joppie describes how to set goals, guidelines, and expectations for discussions, and how to deal with common issues such as students posting incorrect information.
Debbie Morrison shows how to develop and sustain dialogue by a) creating ‘good’ and ‘right’ questions, and b) guiding discussions to support meaningful discourse.
Stephanie Maher Palenque and Meredith DeCosta summarize four dispositions for a productive online discussion: discuss to comprehend, discuss to critique, discuss to construct knowledge, and discuss to share.
Joan Vandervelde’s rubric provides an excellent framework for guiding students to write quality discussion posts.