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Discussion Board: Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions.

Via Dennis T OConnor
sian etherington's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:55 PM

I think this is from the Blackboard people; nevertheless it has some guidance on using Discussion boards which was helpful to me.

flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:42 AM

Good advice here - very timely!

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 12, 2015 8:26 AM

Some good basics for developing conversations.

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A Study of Best Practices for Online Courses based on Marzano

A Study of Best Practices for Online Courses based on Marzano | elearning | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 6, 2014 1:29 PM

Many schools are exploring online instruction as a component of education (including K-12). If you are interested in learning how one organization (edmentum) had the Marzano Research Laboratory review "the impact of strategies on student academic outcomes in an online learning environment." The report explores best practices in three areas:

* Marzano Dimension: Strategies Involving Routine Events - This area covers six best practices, including

  * Communicating course /assignment rules and procedures

  * Allowing students to keep track of their learning progress

* Marzano Dimension: Strategies Enacted on the Spot - This area also discusses six best practices, including:

  * Providing help to understand and practice new knowledge

  * Allowing students to ask questions during online course/assignment

* Marzano Dimension: Strategies Addressing Content - This area has only one practice: 

 * Adding external resources to assignments aligned to local objectives

There is a page devoted to each of the best practices. This information may not be new to you, but if teaching online is new to you there are great suggestions to help you design a course (or teach a course) that will lead to a more successful implementation. 

The link to this file is located at:  http://www.edmentum.com/sites/edmentum.com/files/resource/media/0317-01%20Marzano_eBook.pdf