A great discussion activity includes feedback and prompts by you while students are posting and replying to each other. Imagine you are having dinner with your students and discussing the topic at hand. How would you respond to them and keep the conversation moving? Below are some techniques you can use to successfully engage your students in great exchanges.
Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation – Edutopia (see page 5)
Best Practices in Online Teaching Strategies – The Hanover Research Council (see pages 15 – 17)
A Hole-in-One with Online Discussion – Clarkson University Faculty Summer Camp 2017 Recorded Workshop