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.
Protocols for Online Discussions (A number of excellent discussion board activities)
Sedef Uzuner: Educationally Valuable Talk
WebQuest Authoring Tools: Zunal
Further notes available shortly at: http://cammybean.kineo.com/
Further discussion at http://instructionaldesigning.org (Of course, you can discuss this anywhere else you choose: tag #IDlive)