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Design Online Discussion Forums to Engage Students and Enliven Conversations

Date:
Monday, June 25th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Registration is Required
Website:
http://my.ilstu.edu/ctlt-event/1542

Event Description

The discussion forum is one of the most critical components of an online course. Yet, many online courses have discussions that are nothing more than “make one post and reply to two colleagues’ posts.” Students follow that instruction, and the “discussion” is over. Very little learning has occurred. This workshop will consider the role of the instructor, how to design discussion forums creatively, and how to foster robust (and actual) discussion.┬áBy the end of this workshop, you will have constructed three online discussion forums for a single course, utilizing the principles and practices explored throughout the day. Lunch is provided. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Organizer

Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Phone:
(309) 438-2542
Email:
ctlt@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://www.ctlt.ilstu.edu/

Venue

Instructional Technology and Development Center
301 S. Main Street
Normal, IL
Room:
103B
Phone:
(309) 438-2542
Website:
http://ctlt.illinoisstate.edu/