Tips for online discussion

One of the greatest advantages of online discussion is that people can interact with each other 24 hours a a day, rather than being bound by the traditionally scheduled realtime meetings. Researchers have pointed out that this gives students more power and control over their own learning. The teacher's role becomes that of a facilitator of discussion, encouraging interaction and giving feedback. 

Some tips for good online discussion

The tips below were retrieved from McKeachies Teaching Tips, pp 241 och 242.

Pre-discussion

During discussions

Create the right atmosphere for discussion by: 

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