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Re-Energize Your Student Forum Discussions
‎01-27-2017 11:26 AM
‎01-27-2017 11:26 AM

Getting students to create thoughtful discussions online is really tough.  In these brief videos, experienced instructor Bonni Tensen - eLearning Specialist at Augsberg College - gives some tips we think you'll find really valuable.


Problem: why is it hard to get students talking productively in a forum?



In future posts of "Bite Sized Teaching Tips", Bonnie shares specific tips on how you can meet this problem head-on.


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Valued Contributor

This is a very timely video as I am creating online discussion forums this week.


I also agree with Bonnie's comments in reference to boring topics and ungraded posts.


Therefore, my posts will be graded (20 points total) with a specific deadline for the first post and a deadline for the reply posts. Furthermore, if you incorporate interesting articles and short video clips, the posts may be more engaging.