Designing Online Discussion Forums

Pedagogy - Blended Learning Masterclass Series

FBE Building (111 Barry Street), Level 6, Room 6.30

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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.

Workshop Objectives:

  • 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

This session 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