Responding in a discussion forum can be a struggle—for instructors and students alike. At its most challenging, it can feel like you’re filling out aform, skimming along the surface, disconnected from any real sense of the direction of the course
In this 20-Minute Mentor, (opens in a new window) you’ll discover how you can use your responses to create a narrative for the class—a story that inspires students to move forward by kicking things off with an infusion of humanity. Additionally, you’ll receive guidance on making explicit connections to course and career outcomes, and will finish the program with asking the right questions to spark transformational change.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
*Develop strategies to put an indelible and engaging stamp on the discussion forum
*Establish a larger sense of the discussion-based workflow in the class, and create a series of “context windows” which reflect the student- learner journey
*Consider the different types of questions that can be asked of student learners in discussion responses and create a deployment strategy