Graduate Theological Union

Facilitating Online Discussions

Answer: 58,956. Question: How many separate posts did GTU users post in Moodle during the Spring 2013 semester. Surprised?  At the GTU, many instructors include forums in our classes; after posting files, it is the way we use Moodle the most. But quantity, of course, is never enough. What makes for a vigorous online discussion that supports your learning objectives for a class? Simmons College has posted an online interview with professor Sarah Haavind about Facilitating Online Discussions.The video is quick to watch and is loaded with practical considerations from an experienced online educator. Along with the video are referenced materials, including example rubrics for evaluating online discussions, and some exercises to help you apply the material. Thanks to our colleagues at Starr King School for the Ministry for pointing out this great resource!


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