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Designing Effective Discussions To Promote Student Engagement

August 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Online discussion forums are a powerful tools for promoting active learning, negotiating of meaning, and creating a productive learning community. It is thus imperative for faculty and instructors to urgently consider, learn, and understand how students should engage in discussions effectively. To some instructors and faculty, striking up a successful online discussion can feel like something of alchemy, but this session will provide some meaningful planning and facilitation strategies to help you implement student-oriented online discussions into your course.By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand pedagogical benefits of online discussions
  • Analyze strategies for facilitating and sustaining participation in online discussions
  • Identify the best practices for creating discussion questions
  • Recognize active-learning-oriented discussion strategies

NOTE: This session will be hosted in Zoom and recorded to provide asynchronous access for those who cannot attend the scheduled date.

Space is limited. Please register in advance by filling out the form below.