Designing Online Discussion Boards

Professional Development Workshop


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An online discussion board can provide an area for students to build deeper understandings of subjects through collegial discourse. Understanding the different types of interactions that can occur using this tool is key to addressing perceptions of learning and engagement during the delivery of your subject. This session will provide you with a plan for implementing a discussion board that is unique to your subject context and expectations.

Workshop Objectives
On completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Determine the student interactions that would be beneficial to your subject
  • Decide how students can be guided to build deeper understandings of your subject
  • Apply design methods which can encourage students to participate in your subject

Register: Please register to attend via TrainME. Select "WCLA - Designing Online Discussion Boards" from the Course Catalogue. Please remember that signing up for a workshop is a two step process (1) Enrol into a course (workshop), and then (2) Sign up for a session. Please click the following link for information on How to Enrol and Sign Up for a Session.

Facilitator: Ms Miriam Edwards