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Dos and Don'ts of Online Class Discussions

Dos and Don'ts of Online Class Discussions | Online Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Many online courses will require you as a student to contribute to class discussions. These often take place asynchronously – where each person in the class adds his or her contribution and replies ...


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Dos and Don’ts of Online Student Communication

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Our most popular resource, this Do’s and Don’ts guide will help you establish clear expectations for online communication.

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Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus | Online Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This simple yet powerful technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying.

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 28, 2013 7:47 PM

Gives you a simple 4-step process on how to structure a discussion post.  

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:52 AM

Teachers can make good use of these prompts to start the discussion online.

Janet Ilko's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:58 PM
Looking to set up my Edmodo account with my students. This will make an interesting way to get students to respond more academically.
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Understanding the Instructor’s Role in Facilitating Online Discussions - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Understanding the Instructor’s Role in Facilitating Online Discussions - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Online Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As I reviewed course evaluations after my first year of online teaching, an unexpected theme emerged: several students mentioned they wished I had been a bigger part of their discussions, primarily so they would know if they were on the right track. I naively assumed my silence during group discussion would be taken as evidence by students that their discussions were right on target, but this was not the case at all. Students needed more reassurance, especially since I was asking them to take very big risks in terms of explaining their understanding of a content area that was often new and challenging for them..

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Gust MEES's comment, June 22, 2012 5:37 PM
Hi Dennis,

Thanks for this one ;)

Have a nice w/e
Gust