How to Get the Maximum                         Points for Your Discussion                                        Board Pos...
   Discussion boards are an active form of    learning in which students interact with each    other and the material   ...
   Initial discussion posts should be at least 150    words in length   Refer to specific concepts from the learning    ...
   Respond to at least two (or three) of your    classmates’ posts   Give thought-provoking comments or    questions tha...
   Read all assigned textbook    chapters and weekly guidance   Think about the readings and    the discussion questions...
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Discussion board success

  1. 1. How to Get the Maximum Points for Your Discussion Board PostsKari LomannoAssociate Faculty, Ashford Universitykari.lomanno@faculty.ashford.edu
  2. 2.  Discussion boards are an active form of learning in which students interact with each other and the material Discussions foster critical thinking and in- depth discussions about varied topics Discussions help create a community of learners Students learn from each other as well as from the instructor
  3. 3.  Initial discussion posts should be at least 150 words in length Refer to specific concepts from the learning material (Be sure to cite sources correctly) Include personal stories, examples from the text, and references to weekly guidance Be sure to answer ALL of the questions posed Do not include the questions in your post Posts should be in paragraph form with a new paragraph for each new idea PROOFREAD posts for spelling and grammar!!
  4. 4.  Respond to at least two (or three) of your classmates’ posts Give thought-provoking comments or questions that will further the discussion Responses must go beyond “I agree” or “Good job” Elaborate on main points, refer back to the readings, or provide personal examples
  5. 5.  Read all assigned textbook chapters and weekly guidance Think about the readings and the discussion questions before you begin writing Post on time!! Be sure initial post is at least 150 words Proofread before you post! Respond to at least two classmates’ posts

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