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Three Simple Ways Your Faculty Can Energize Their Online Discussions

Online course discussions are routine in online and blended classes, and they are gaining popularity in face-to-face courses as well. Proponents of online discussions tout that their use can help with community- and relationship-building, can push students to go deeper with course content and demonstrate critical thinking, and can allow students to share their knowledge and previous experience with course-related concepts and ideas.

Monthly Metric

Choose the statement that best describes the integration of your institutionís online learning programs with the institutionís traditional programs.

The Top Four Course Design Mistakes

Despite the widespread adoption of online course technology in education, course developers still make a number of fundamental mistakes in creating content. Here are the top four design mistakes that I see. Avoiding these common mistakes will vastly improve the quality of your online courses.

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