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4 Tips for Facilitating Great Online Discussions from Stephen Hardy of MindMixer

4 Tips for Facilitating Great Online Discussions from Stephen Hardy of MindMixer | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Stephen Hardy, Chief Product Officer at MindMixer, shared his insights for building thriving online communities at KA Connect 2014. In this clip, Stephen shares four tips for community managers looking to drive more engaging discussion.
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Automated Cognitive Presence Detection in Online Discussion Transcripts

Learning Analytics and Machine Learning Workshop at LAK 14, Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference in Indianapolis, IN USA

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Meaningful Interaction in Online Courses - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Meaningful Interaction in Online Courses - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Meaningful Interaction in Online Courses Inside Higher Ed (blog) Similarly, some students are more likely to engage in an online discussion with instructors or other students absent the pressure of speaking “in public.” For those students, online...
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5 Effective Conversation Starters for Online Discussions

5 Effective Conversation Starters for Online Discussions | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Jill Rooney, Ph.D, a history professor at MassBay Community College.
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SARAPHRASED: Getting Beyond the Surface with Online Discussions

SARAPHRASED: Getting Beyond the Surface with Online Discussions | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
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Improving Online Discussions using Haiku Deck and Playback

Improving Online Discussions using Haiku Deck and Playback | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
In one of my courses this summer, I was assigned to create a tutorial for online instructors on a topic of my choice. I decided to make a tutorial providing advice for how to facilitate online discussions.

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Dave describes how he used the following tools: Haiku Deck for creating slides, Playback, for creating the screencast, and a YouTube playlist for presenting the video segments. Plus he provides the videos he created.

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[Infographic] 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.

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War of the Words: How to Gamify Online Discussions

War of the Words: How to Gamify Online Discussions | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Ask anyone who teaches online and they're 99.9% certain to say that encouraging engaging and consistent discussion is the biggest challenge of teaching online. That percentage probably goes down in...
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In one of my courses this summer, I was assigned to create a tutorial for online instructors on a topic of my choice. I decided to make a tutorial providing advice for how to facilitate online discussions.
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OPEN Discussion Thread: The Trashy Sharknado 2 Is Coming ...

OPEN Discussion Thread: The Trashy Sharknado 2 Is Coming ... | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
I have to confess to watching the first Sharknado and thought it was hilarious so I am ashamed to say the second one is coming and will be fast tracked on.
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Can Google+ Save Discussion Forums?

Can Google+ Save Discussion Forums? | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Forums, Groups, Communities... Bulletin Board Systems... Discussion forums have been around the Internet in one form or another for over 20 years.
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Online Discussions

A quick "what for" and "how to" guide for students taking courses with Online Discussions. Narration adapted from Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning, Student Services, Online Discussion...
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Engaging Online Discussions with Google Groups - Tackk

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Discussions - Blackboard Help

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[Infographic] 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.
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5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic

5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Students are online all day long. Here are a few ways to keep them civil: just a few online discussion tips for students to keep the conversation going. (RT @FullSail: Writing Tips: Learn how to get more out of online discussion board assignments.
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The Art and Science of Successful Online Discussions

The Art and Science of Successful Online Discussions | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Faculty use asynchronous discussions to extend and enhance instructional practices in the online classroom. It is widely reported that online discussions play an integral role in facilitating students’ learning, as well as fostering dialogue, critical thinking, and reflective inquiry (Kayler & Weller, 2007; Morris, Finnegan, & Sz-Shyan, 2005). Despite faculty’s knowledge that discussion forums can serve as a useful learning tool, online discussions are not easy to establish and manage.
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How to effectively facilitate online discussions

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When Henry Hao (Economics) and I decided to make this summer’s AITC 2014 Workshops into a hybrid workshop series, we chose to utilize Piazza, an online discussion forum. This forum allows us to encourage collaboration, to stimulate in-depth thinking and
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Online Discussion Tips Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Online Discussion Tips Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
At the Online Discussion Tips Infographic you will find 15 Tips for Facilitation Online Discussion plus 11 Prompts to Stimulate Conversation.
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We need new online discussion tools

We need new online discussion tools | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
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Online Discussions 1 - Introduction

An introduction to structuring online discussions.
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Online Discussions 2 - Tips for Organization

Tips for organizing online discussions, including making expectations clear, facilitating (not dominating) the conversation, and assessing student participation.
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Online Discussions 3 - Prompts and Questions

Ideas for prompting students and the kinds of questions that will engage students in fruitful discussion and deep learning.
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Online Discussions 4 - Facilitating Discussions

Suggestions for facilitating online discussions, including grouping, blindfolding, and the FY3 strategy for developing real conversations.
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Online Discussions 5 - Conclusion

A conclusion for this series on facilitating online discussions.
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