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Avoiding Web discussion pitfalls

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When poorly structured, Web discussions can bore or alienate students, veer off topic and even hinder students' learning.
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Professor Curtis Bonk from Indiana University outlines common problems and solutions that instructors may encounter when facilitating an online discussion. 

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CTE - Online Discussions

How to integrate technology into the classroom: PowerPoint, Blackboard, Video, i>clickers, online discussions, ePortfolios, blended learning, survey tools, etc.
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Tips for managing online discussions from Cornell University's Center for Teaching Excellence.

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Illinois Online Network: Educational Resources

The Illinois Online Network provides extensive resources for online instructors.  This page outlines ten instructional strategies that can be adapted to online courses:  learning contracts, discussion, lecture, self-directed learning, mentorship, small group work, projects, collaborative learning, case studies and forums.

The Illinois Online Network (ION) is a collaboration of all community colleges in Illinois and the University of Illinois working together to advance utilization of technology enhanced and Internet-based instruction and service.
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The Illinois Online Network provides extensive resources for online instructors.  This page outlines ten instructional strategies that can be adapted to online courses:  learning contracts, discussion, lecture, self-directed learning, mentorship, small group work, projects, collaborative learning, case studies and forums.

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WPI Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Improving the Use of Discussion Boards

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Tips from WPI, with the goal of helping instructors "Increase the regularity with which students post to class discussion boards, in addition to enhancing the depth and quality of comments they make in those postings."

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If You Build It, They Will Come: Building Learning Communities Through Threaded Discussions

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This study provides examples of rubrics that may be used when grading online discussions, including factors to consider when developing a grading rubric for discussions.

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Tips for Teaching Adult Students Online | Technology for Teaching and Learning

Tips for Teaching Adult Students Online | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Developing Engaging Online Communities | Scoop.it
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A blog post from Worcester Polytechnic Institute that aligns the principles of adult learning to strategies that can be adopted in online courses. 

 

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