Different Online Discussion Formats for Different Purposes

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The LMS discussion forum was once the only real option for hosting discussion in an online course. But today there are a variety of options, from videoconferencing to social media to online post-it boards. The choices can leave faculty perplexed as to which to use. Here I examine different discussion formats so that you can choose the right one for your purposes.

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