The discussion board is one of the key areas in any online classroom where truly active learning can take place. But it can be a struggle for students and teachers alike to connect—both in terms of logistical day-to-day tasks, and in terms of higher levels of engagement. So how can we avoid burnout and make the discussion board a place where students are eager to go?
This 20-Minute Mentor offers three strategies to help ensure that instructors are modeling high engagement and expectations, making fruitful connections, and sharing expertise on the discussion board to ensure that the content pushes the conversation further.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
• Develop a clear strategy for modeling and tracking interactions on the discussion board
• Create connections on the discussion board through explicit and implicit bridges
• Learn strategies for using the discussion board to share your expertise