Facilitating Discussion Forums


This resource presents several best practice tips to ensure successful discussion forums.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

Discussion forums are used in online courses to encourage student discourse that may have been provided in the classroom in face to face courses. It can be challenging to meaningfully engage students in online forums, but careful design and management of the forums will result in success. Key to success is ensuring that the discussion forums are meaningful and that students understand, and agree with, the benefits of participation.

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