Discussion Boards

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This is a presentation that was our group project for the OIC at CWI. I worked on the visual layout and design.

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Discussion Boards

  1. 1. Discussion Boards Interactive Instructional Tool for Online Learning Co!ege of Western IdahoThursday, July 7, 2011
  2. 2. Discussion Boards Is it the right tool?Thursday, July 7, 2011
  3. 3. Discussion Boards What do I want the students to learn? Is this content best learned by a Discussion Board? What specific role does each student play?Thursday, July 7, 2011
  4. 4. Discussion Boards How does one communicate the assignment of roles? To what degree will the instructor demonstrate presence?Thursday, July 7, 2011
  5. 5. Advantages Why use Discussion Boards?Thursday, July 7, 2011
  6. 6. Advantages empowers learners facilitates deeper, more developed discussions allows for active participation allows shy students to interact allows for interaction between and with content creates greater depth of learning and understandingThursday, July 7, 2011
  7. 7. Disadvantages What’s the down side to Discussion Boards?Thursday, July 7, 2011
  8. 8. Disadvantages requires students to make periodic checks for new information possibility of fragmented messages non-relevant posts can inhibit learningThursday, July 7, 2011
  9. 9. The Instructor How do I manage Discussion Boards?Thursday, July 7, 2011
  10. 10. The Instructor design a clear and concise prompt reminds students of online netiquette provide concise, timely, and relevant summaries of posts monitor all participationThursday, July 7, 2011
  11. 11. Management How do I deal with pitfa!s?Thursday, July 7, 2011
  12. 12. Management Pitfalls students lose interest postings are not focused postings become a maze postings become a barrier to communication and learningThursday, July 7, 2011
  13. 13. Management Some advice.Thursday, July 7, 2011
  14. 14. Management Advice limit forums limit number of students in each group respect students’ limited time by making realistic and relevant assignments and timelines respect instructor’s limited time by not creating busyworkThursday, July 7, 2011

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