Report 21: Online Discussion in English Studies: A Good Practice Guide to Design, Moderation and Assessment



This new Good Practice Guide provides a long overdue introduction to the use of one of the most widely available and easy to use elearning tools – the discussion board. The Guide provides a wealth of practical advice about how to start using discussion boards effectively in the Higher Education and Further Education Context. Advice is given on how to design meaningful tasks, how to moderate the boards to ensure smooth and effective communication between students and solutions to the question of whether to assess contributions or not and how gets a chapter of its own. The final chapter deals specifically with the use of discussion boards in a Creative Writing context.

It is hoped that the guide will inspire and encourage both you and your department to get involved in using discussion boards to enrich the student experience.

Authors:Rosie Miles & Benjamin Colbert & Francis Wilson & Hilary Weeks & Candi Miller & Jackie Pieterick
Published:March 2010

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