Effectively Managing Your Online Discussion

Date: January 28, 2009

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm CST (USA)
7:00pm to 8:00pm BST (UK)

Place: Online – Register Here

The movement into online education has raised concerns about the workload demands placed on faculty teaching online classes. Research indicates that faculty report a greater time investment for online classes than for equivalent face-to-face courses; concerns about time investment are compounded with the considerable ambiguity surrounding the perceived availability of faculty teaching in a 24/7 online environment.

The continuous, open nature of the virtual classroom raise a host of questions surrounding the frequency of instructor interaction, timing of interactions, and an instructor’s availability to students. One of the most popular and pedagogically effective form of virtual classroom interaction is via threaded discussions. This session will review best practices for facilitating online discussions and will help participants identify strategies to more effectively utilize their time in the online discussion to create an effective online discussion management plan.

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