Why Discussion Boards can be More Effective than Synchronous Conversations in Digital Classrooms

Do you dread discussion board conversations from students because they devolve into students latching on to one good answer and all simply agreeing with it--or, worse, running the whole sentence through a thesaurus so they each say the same thing in a slightly different (and increasingly wordy) way? It doesn't have to be that way.... Continue Reading →

How to Grade Discussion Boards Efficiently and Get Even Better Conversation from Students

Using discussion boards as you move your traditional F2F class online so you can teach it remotely? I've got good news--the easier you make the grading, the better conversations your students will be having. It's another case of how simpler is better. This is because frequent intervention from you interrupts their conversations and makes students... Continue Reading →

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