Conducting Effective Online Discussions (PDF)

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council maintains a site called “Learning to Teach Online” which includes this illuminating article on “Conducting Effective Online Discussions”  Quoting from its abstract:

Discussions are an important component of many forms of online student interaction. For students to benefit
from an online discussion, it is important for teachers to generate relevant topics, effectively moderate student
activity and participate regularly. This episode will highlight several strategies to help you manage online
discussions more effectively, and make them more beneficial for your students.

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