Discussions

Guidelines I have created

Stem Starters for student responses
Discussion Tips for Students

Helpful Articles

Edutopia,. (2010). Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation. Retrieved 19 September 2014, from https://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/stw/edutopia-onlinelearning-mastering-online-discussion-board-facilitation.pdf

Everson, M. (2009, October 19). Understanding the Instructor's Role in Facilitating Online Discussions. Faculty Focus. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/asynchronous-learning-and-trends/understanding-the-instructors-role-in-facilitating-online-discussions/

Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions. (n.d.). Retrieved March 13, 2014, from http://pages.uoregon.edu/tep/technology/blackboard/docs/discussionboard.pdf

Kelly, R. (2009, February 18). Nine Strategies for Using IM in Your Online Course. Faculty Focus. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/asynchronous-learning-and-trends/nine-strategies-for-using-im-in-your-online-course/

Kosalka, M. (2011, August 10). Using Synchronous Tools to Build Community in the Asynchronous Online Classroom. Faculty Focus. Retrieved March 7, 2014, from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/asynchronous-learning-and-trends/using-synchronous-tools-to-build-community-in-the-asynchronous-online-classroom/

MacKnight, C. B. (2000). Teaching Critical Thinking through Online Discussions. Educause Quarterly, (4), 38-41. Retrieved February 11, 2014, from http://eac595b.pbworks.com/f/macknight+2000+questions%5B1%5D.pdf


Ming, N., & Baumer, E. (2011). Using Text Mining to Characterize Online Discussion Facilitation | The Sloan Consortium. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 15(2), 71-109. Retrieved February 03, 2014, from http://sloanconsortium.org/jaln/v15n2/using-text-mining-characterize-online-discussion-facilitation

Morrison, D. (2013, July 16). The ‘Quiet’ Online Student: What it Means and How Educators Can Respond [Web log post]. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/tag/extroverts-and-introverts-in-learning/

Nussbaum, E., Hartley, K., Sinatra, G. M., Reynolds, R. E., & Bendixen, L. D. (2002, April). Enhancing the Quality of On-Line Discussions (Rep.). Retrieved February 6, 2014, from American Educational Research Association website: http://www.bamaed.ua.edu/sciteach/AERA_Online_Learning_Papers/Nussbaum,%20Hartley,%20et%20al.pdf

Norman, M., PhD. (2012). Promoting Critical Thinking through Inclusion and Discussions. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 8, 1-12. Retrieved February 11, 2014, from https://www.wtamu.edu/webres/File/Journals/MCJ/Volume%208%20Number%203/Norman%20-%20Promoting%20Critical%20Thinking%20through%20Inclusion%20and%20Discussions.pdf

O'Connor, D. T. (2009, August 14). Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips. Classroom 2.0. Retrieved February 05, 2014, from http://www.classroom20.com/profiles/blogs/online-discussion-16-quality

Penn State Learning Design Community Hub. (2008, January 28). Introduction to Crafting Questions for On-line Discussions. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/learningdesign/crafting_question

Questioning Toolkit. (1997, November/December). From Now On: The Educatioal Technology Journal. Retrieved October 12, 2013, from http://www.fno.org/nov97/toolkit.html

Sull, E. C. (2011, June 2). Creating Effective Responses to Student Discussion Postings. Faculty Focus. Retrieved February 3, 2014, from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/asynchronous-learning-and-trends/creating-effective-responses-to-student-discussion-postings/

Weimer, M. (2013, November 6). Better Questions are the Answer. Teaching Professor Blog [Web log post]. Retrieved September 16, 2014 from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/better-questions-are-the-answer/

Writing Objectives Using Bloom's Taxonomy. (2001, February 1). Retrieved April 01, 2014, from http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/goals-objectives/writing-objectives

Synchronous Discussions

Kosalka, M. (2011, August 10). Using Synchronous Tools to Build Community in the Asynchronous Online Classroom. Faculty Focus. Retrieved March 7, 2014, from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/asynchronous-learning-and-trends/using-synchronous-tools-to-build-community-in-the-asynchronous-online-classroom/

Kelly, R. (2009, February 18). Nine Strategies for Using IM in Your Online Course. Faculty Focus. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/asynchronous-learning-and-trends/nine-strategies-for-using-im-in-your-online-course/

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies for Engaging Online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussions and Blogs. (n.d.). Online Classroom - Ideas for Effective Online Instruction. Retrieved from http://www.gaston.edu/docs/Synchronous_and_Asynchronous_Learning_Tools.pdf