Engaging Learners in Online Discussions
From Martha Snyder
- Marti Snyder, PhD, Professor, Department of Computing, College of Computing and Engineering
- Laurie P. Dringus, PhD, Professor, Department of Computing, College of Computing and Engineering
- Peter G. Holub, DPM, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Science Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences
Discussion forums are a staple of online courses. In this session, we will discuss creative ways to engage students in online discussions beyond the typical read-post-reply formula.
Using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) as a guiding framework, participants will learn how to design discussions that achieve learning objectives, foster community, actively engage learners, and facilitate deep learning.
Although examples from graduate and professional programs will be shared, we welcome faculty, staff, and administration at all academic levels to attend.