This spring, please join us as we launch our Faculty Development Webinar Series! These events are a collaborative effort, co-sponsored by the Office of Distance Education (DE), Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence (CTFE), and Learning Support Services (LSS). All Mason faculty, staff, and students are welcome!

Best Practices for Designing & Assessing Online Discussion Questions

Presented by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

Date: Wednesday, March 4th
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: JC Meeting Room F

Online discussion can provide students with the opportunity to express ideas, think about course content, apply course concepts to real-world situations, interact with classmates and faculty, and reflect on attitudes or values. Discussion forums are a common component of online classes. However, there are several aspects of online discussion that can be challenging for both faculty and students. This webinar will provide several strategies to overcome such challenges.

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