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Facilitating Online Discussions

A brief overview of how to facilitate online discussions in a high school classroom.
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Hints for online discussion

This gives helpful hints as to how to participate in an online discussion board.
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11 NETIQUETTE TIPS FOR ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS

11 NETIQUETTE TIPS FOR ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
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4 Strategies To Help You Enhance Your Online Classroom Discussions - eLearning Industry

4 Strategies To Help You Enhance Your Online Classroom Discussions - eLearning Industry | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Want to know how to enhance your Online Classroom Discussions? Check 4 strategies that will help you enhance your Online Classroom Discussions.
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Understanding Cognitive Engagement in Online Discussion: Use of a Scaffolded, Audio-based Argumentation Activity | Oh | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

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"The purpose of this paper is to explore how adult learners engage in asynchronous online discussion through the implementation of an audio-based argumentation activity. The study designed scaffolded audio-based argumentation activities to promote students’ cognitive engagement. The research was conducted in an online graduate course at a liberal arts university. Primary data sources were learners’ text-based discussions, audio-recorded argumentation postings, and semi-structured interviews. Findings indicate that the scaffolded, audio-based argumentation activity helped students achieve higher levels of thinking skills as well as exert greater cognitive efforts during discussions. In addition, most students expressed a positive perception of and satisfaction with their experience. Implications for practice and future research areas are discussed."

 
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Five Tips for Improving Online Discussion Boards

Five Tips for Improving Online Discussion Boards | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
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Online Discussion Forums as Assessment Tools - Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning

Online Discussion Forums as Assessment Tools - Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Classroom Assessment Techniques, or CATs, are simple ways to evaluate students’ understanding of key concepts before they get to the weekly, unit, or other summative-type assessment (Angelo & Cross, 1993). CATs were first made popular in the face-to-face teaching environment by Angelo and Cross as a way to allow teachers to better understand what their students were learning and how improvements might be made in real time during the course of instruction. But the same principle can apply to online teaching as well.Read more Online Discussion Forums as Assessment Tools ›
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Delivering Your Online Discussions

"Have you posted a discussion that generated minimal student participation? Have you posted a discussion that generated vast student participation? What was the underlying difference? Why do some discussions work but others fail? It’s time to re-examine our implementation of discussion boards and ensure they continue to provide opportunities to engage in meaningful dialogue, extend learning, and provoke critical thought."
 
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Strategies to Improve Student Participation in Online Discussions

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Create Engaging Discussions in Schoology Webinar (Part 4/5)

Trying to get started with Schoology? In this webinar you will learn how to: Create collaborative course discussions Apply best-practice
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3 Reasons Students Don’t Participate in Online Discussions

3 Reasons Students Don’t Participate in Online Discussions | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
‘Why don’t my students participate in online discussion forums?’ I’ve received numerous comments [questions] like this one, about the lack of student participation in online discussion forums from instructors who appear more puzzled than frustrated. Why don’t students contribute even when their involvement is graded? An important question to address. As we navigate through adapting…
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Blackboard Tutorial: Facilitating a Discussion Thread

This online instructor tutorial explains how to facilitate a discussion thread including sample questions that will launch you to becoming a strong facilitator!
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Why should I use discussion boards for facilitating online discussions?

Asynchronous discussion boards allow students to have discussions with each other about class related topics. Asynchronous discussion boards can be the ...
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Infographic: Why aren’t your students participating on the Discussion Board? | Knowledgeone

Infographic: Why aren’t your students participating on the Discussion Board? | Knowledgeone | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Trying to engage students in your online courses can be a hassle sometimes, with problems arising from the way the course is designed and up to the way you connect with them on a daily basis. Discussion boards, however challenging they might be, offer a good opportunity to extend the learning space beyond the general class contact hours.
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What Research Tells Us about Online Discussion | EduWire.com

What Research Tells Us about Online Discussion | EduWire.com | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Student discussion differentiates online education from the old correspondence courses. But there are still many questions to answer in order to facilitate good discussion online. Hong Zhiu, of the University of Texas at San Antonio, did a meta-analysis of studies of online discussion over the past 15 years and has interesting findings about participation. These […]
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WYP - S2:E4 - Lackluster Online Discussions

Well, here we are at the end of season 2. You may have noticed that at the end of each episode, we invite our viewers to submit ideas for future episodes
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Effective Discussion Prompts for Online Discussion Boards

Effective Discussion Prompts for Online Discussion Boards | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Published on Jun 7, 2015 The video explains why it is important to ask right, open-ended questions. It will give you overview for ineffective and effective question for online discussion boards, and some ideas of alternatives to the question-and-answer format.
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7 Tips To Spark Online Discussions - eLearning Industry

7 Tips To Spark Online Discussions - eLearning Industry | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Wondering how to spark Online Discussions to promote collaboration among learners? Check these 7 tips to Spark Online Discussions in eLearning.
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The Importance of Online Discussions and How to Make Them Awesome | Schoology

The Importance of Online Discussions and How to Make Them Awesome | Schoology | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Do you participate in online discussions? Anyone who frequents blogs, forums, or other social feeds knows the power of online conversations—as long as they remain constructive, of course.
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Improving Writing in Online Discussion Forums - Lunch and Learn Webinars 2016

Improving Writing in Online Discussion Forums Presenters: Kaya Gori and Gina Evers
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Five Tips for Improving Online Discussion Boards

Five Tips for Improving Online Discussion Boards | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Whether a complement to a standard classroom environment or a cornerstone of Web-based classes, online discussion boards are becoming a staple in higher education. APS Past President Morton Ann Gernsbacher discusses how to make those discussion boards as engaging and interactive as possible.
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How to foster forum discussions within MOOCs: A case study

How to foster forum discussions within MOOCs: A case study | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
By Mohammad Khalil, Martin Ebner, and Elke Höfler in Educational Technology and Technology Enhanced Learning. Discussion forums are an essential part to foster interaction among teachers and students, as well as students and students, in virtual
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Encouraging students to participate in online discussion – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Encouraging students to participate in online discussion – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
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How to Shake Up the Discussion Board in Your Online Class - MediaShift

How to Shake Up the Discussion Board in Your Online Class - MediaShift | Discussions in Online Courses | Scoop.it
Getting an online class off the ground seems daunting on its own, but once it’s up and running, online educators find themselves facing an even bigger challenge — how to manage the potential workload of monitoring conversation on...
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Planning and Facilitating Online Discussions

This video is a collaboration of ATSS and the School of Nursing and is part of a series about best practices for teaching online.
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