Promoting Early, Active Discussions Online

Scott Warnock presented at The Teaching Professor Conference, June 5-7 in Washington, D.C.
In a recent study it was found that students who post early also tend to take control of the conversation and check for reactions to their messages.

  • Use simple prompts. Don’t give students too much to think about before responding.
  • Make it fun. Use playful threads.
  • Make discussions valuable. Use posts as evidence of their papers.
  • Have students moderate. Students may respond better to each other…
  • Give students choices. Give them freedom to respond to what they like, not everything.
  • Have students analyze disucssion posts. Have them comment on their own posts.
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