Discussion forums can help learners actively process key course ideas and increase the sense of community. This approach, sometimes referred to as asynchronous learning, works especially well in situations where learners have low bandwidth and are accessing the course from a range of time zones. Four dimensions are essential to the success of an online discussion: purpose in relation to the course, student engagement, guided conversation, and substantial value. In this workshop we will explore the four dimensions and provide concrete examples of discussion formats across a range of disciplines.
This session is open to Northeastern University educators who are interested in learning more about teaching online and possible discussion formats.
Please use your Northeastern email when registering. You cannot be enrolled in the course without Northeastern credentials.
[Workshop format: Meeting virtually via live web conferencing]