eL210- 2017 JAN/FEB Effective Online Discussions  (eLearning 210, online format)
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eL210- 2017 JAN/FEB Effective Online Discussions  (eLearning 210, online format)

eL210- 2017 JAN/FEB Effective Online Discussions (eLearning 210, online fo...

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Clark College, Vancouver, WA

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WORKSHOP: eL210- Effective Online Discussions

DATES: January 16 to February 10, 2017 (online, any hours, 6-10 hours each week)

LOCATION: Online via Canvas

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Join us for this fully online workshop focusing on the topic of facilitating effective online discussions. Research verifies again and again that cognitive learning is enhanced for students who engage in effective online discussions. Join us to explore:

  • Explaining discussions to students
  • How to teach critical thinking
  • Crafting discussions that reflect authentic and meaningful topics
  • Types of discussions and which is best for your course and facilitation (i.e., controversial, informational, research-based, debates)
  • The facilitation process within discussions
  • Strategies for keeping the discussion going/drawing out further responses
  • Overcoming challenges with discussions (time, participation, value)
  • Structuring discussions for effective participation (groups vs. whole class, initial posts and replies, instructor participation)
  • Designing effective discussion guidelines, rules, netiquette
  • Grading discussions with formative feedback
  • How to use discussions with hybrid courses

PREREQUISITES: eL101-Intro to Canvas

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