Transitioning Teaching Online – Engaging Students in Discussion Forums
Teaching & Learning
Learning is a social activity – we learn through talking through problems or topics with other people, hearing new ideas and perspectives, and clarifying our own ideas and misconceptions. It’s why we facilitate discussions in our (on-campus and online) classrooms and encourage students to work in teams.
As we transition our teaching online in response to the COVID-19 crisis, you might be wondering how you’re going to facilitate similar social interactions online.
We’ve put together a checklist of practical things you can do to engage students in the discussion forums.