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Increasing The Number Of 'Useful' Discussions - The Online Community Guide

Increasing The Number Of 'Useful' Discussions - The Online Community Guide | useful tech forums | Scoop.it

From a conveying useful information perspective, the most popular discussion has 0 value. However, from the perspective of encouraging people to bond and become emotionally invested in the community, it's very useful. 

 

When members become emotionally invested in the community, their level of activity goes up. When members participate in bonding/status-jockeying discussions, their level of activity goes up. When members get to know each other beyond the topic, their level of activity increases.


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The Top 27 Free Tools to collaborate, hold discussions, and Backchannel with Students

The Top 27 Free Tools to collaborate, hold discussions, and Backchannel with Students | useful tech forums | Scoop.it

Using collaborative tools, teachers will be able to help in holding  online and real-time discussions with their  students, help them in their projects and assignments, guide their learning, do backchanneling, and synchronously moderate discussion threads and many more.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 24, 2013 4:55 PM

A real mixture here - some that have been around for awhile and some new tools that I will need to explore.