Instructional-Design-Live#4 2010-02-05

This week, we discussed how to promote learning through asynchronous discussions, in many cases, the heart of online courses. Issues considered include: developing a sense of community, structuring discussions, setting expectations, assessment and strategies for facilitating quality interactions.

Resources mentioned:

Joanna Dunlap: Down and Dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses

                       Protocols for Online Discussions (A number of excellent discussion board activities)

Sedef Uzuner:  Educationally Valuable Talk

WebQuest Authoring Tools: Zunal

                                         WebQuest Direct

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Further discussion at (Of course, you can discuss this anywhere else you choose: tag #IDlive)