Designing Online Discussion Forums

Pedagogy - Blended Learning Masterclass Series

FBE Building. Room TBC

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Jessica Clydesdale

fbe-wcla@unimelb.edu.au

An online discussion forum can provide an area for students to build deeper understandings of subjects through the use of 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.

The workshop will allow you to determine:
1. The student interactions that would be beneficial to your subject
2. How students can be guided to build a deeper understanding of your subject
3. How students can be encouraged to participate in your subject

The answers to these questions will provide you with a plan for implementing a discussion board that is unique to your subject context and expectations.

Facilitator: Dr Camille Dickson-Deane