Summer Institute – One Post and Two Responses: Breathing Life into the Online Discussion Forum
Online discussion forums hold such great potential for student learning… and 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. This workshop will help you to compare and contrast both the challenges and the opportunities in online discussion forums. Through an evaluation of relevant research and best practices, you’ll explore how to transform traditional, face-to-face practices into an online experience whether used in a flipped, hybrid, or fully online setting. You’ll also construct three online discussion forums for a single course, utilizing the principles and practices discussed. Lunch is provided. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.