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20 MM |What Are Three Proven Ways to Manage My Online Discussion Board and Actively Engage Students?
February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Discussion boards have proven to be a valuable point of contact in online courses. However, too often, struggling to connect over online discussion boards leads to missed opportunities to encourage and engage with your students due to shallow engagement. This 20 Minute Mentor video by Nathan Pritts, Ph.D., will provide the basis for a facilitated discussion on ways to use the discussion board beyond its basic function by highlighting three areas for faculty to improve: engagement, community, and expertise, and specific strategies for doing so.
- List 3 techniques to increase engagement in online discussion boards
- Identify actions that can model the engagement you want to evoke from students
- Recognize approaches that foster a sense of community
- Explain how sharing your expertise can push students towards a deeper consideration of the subject matter