Creating a Successful Discussion: Facilitating Thinking and Creativity in Online Discussion Boards

Effective use of discussion boards go beyond simply asking students to respond to textbook readings. There are many ways they can be used to foster critical thinking skills.

Discussions should encourage students to think, reflect and demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the course. 

Instructors want to see their students voice their original thoughts and engage with each other in meaningful discussion. Through discussions, instructors can orient students to collaborate in the learning process as they explore their own perspectives. 

This eWorkshop will explore ways in which you can facilitate thinking and the creativity of your students and give them the opportunity to share what they have learned while bringing their own personality and background..

Wednesday, October 14 or Thursday, October 15
2:30-4:00 p.m.
CMCT 243

eWorkshops are available to those faculty who teach distance courses. 

Please choose one of the dates listed below and register for a section by Wednesday, October 14, before noon.

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