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Using D2L discussion forums for effective teaching and learning

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Open only to: UWM Faculty, Teaching Academic Staff, and Teaching Assistants

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Golda Meir Libraries, E177

Presenter: Dylan Barth

One of the best ways to get your students involved in your course is to use online discussion forums. In the traditional classroom, students won't speak up, or they freeze up, or they just don't know the answer. D2L discussion forums remove most of these barriers: students can think about what they want to say, they can bring additional resources to the forum, and best of all, there's no place to hide.

This 2-hour workshop addresses the pedagogy of online discussions: creating good forum assignments, managing forum discussions, and grading forum postings quickly and effectively. It also shows you how to set up discussion forums in D2L. Finally, you will produce a discussion assignment for your own course.

This workshop is intended for those who are, or expect to be, teaching blended or online courses. A basic working knowledge of D2L is assumed.

For more information or to request special accommodations, contact: Learning Technology Center, 414-229-4319 .


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