Scott Warnock presented at The Teaching Professor Conference, June 5-7 in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
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