Making Online Discussion More Relevant for Students

alisaYou may remember Alisa from the keynote she gave here at the 2009 Winter Institute. She reflects often in writing on her profession on her blog, freshmancomp.com¬†and she is a great role model for teachers. Following up on our last post with David Wiley, Alisa clearly has the “non-rivalous” attitude and shares her discoveries openly with everyone. Good work!

In this post Alisa looks at the challenges of Asynchronous communication in online courses. She makes some great points about the challenges of threaded discussions and offers an a couple alternatives. What works for you? What works for students? And what does not work?

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