Creating Discussions: Best Practices in Teaching Online


Jun. 30, 2020, 10am to 11:15am
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Learning Objectives

You will learn how to use discussions to maximize student engagement. We will explore different types of discussions and how various media can be used to support learning objectives and engage your students in course content.

By the end of the webinar, faculty will be able to:

  • Describe the best practices of using Discussions as a learning tool
  • Identify components and structures of Discussions that best benefit students
  • Align Discussions with module and course objectives
  • Discover how to use Discussions to improve student engagement

For Summer 2020 webinars, we are introducing 2-week cohorts. If you are interested in participating in the cohorts, you must first attend a webinar.

Following the webinar, you will receive:

  • Access to Office of Online Education resources and support in the creation of a tangible product that can be utilized in your course. This will include a discussion or assignment and a course or project rubric.
  • Peer feedback through the cohort experience
  • One-on-One conferencing with an Embedded Instructional Technologist
  • Specific feedback from the Embedded Instructional Technologist inside your actual course
  • An Online Education competency badge to demonstrate your experience

Your participation in the cohort is optional, but your prior attendance in the webinar is required.

Faculty who have taught remotely are encouraged to attend to learn research-based best practices in online education.

Discussion Cohort Achievement Goals

Within the Discussion Cohort experience, faculty will be guided through:

  • Creating a student-to-content interaction
  • Creating a student-to-instructor interaction
  • Creating a student-to-student interaction
  • Creating a mixed interaction

Admission Information

The event is open to Faculty and Staff, register here. Webex meeting information will be provided after the RSVP.

Contact Information

Office of Online Education
Nicole Hudson

External Sponsor

The Office of Online Education