Resources

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Create Discussion Rubrics (University of Central Florida)
Considerations for creating discussion rubrics and multiple examples.
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback, Teaching and Learning Strategies Discussion, Grading, Rubrics and Checklists
Developing an Assessment Plan for Your Remote Learning Course (Catherine Overson, Elizabeth Tappin)
Presentation materials available at: https://www.unh.edu/cetl/talk-about-teaching-presentations-summer-2020 (Scroll to find presentation)
Assessment and Feedback Academic Honesty, Classroom/Learning Assessment, Discussion, Exam Alternatives, Formative Assessment, Hybrid (“Flipped Classroom”), Online Courses, Rubrics and Checklists
Discussion Boards: Valuable? Overused? Discuss. (Inside Higher Ed)
"instructors and students alike are growing tired of the discussion board formula,” this article describes “innovative approaches [that] point…
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Active Learning, Discussion
Effective Classroom Discussions (William E. Cashin, professor emeritus, Kansas State University)
This paper discusses: (1) strengths and limitations of classroom discussion; (2) creating the expectation for student participation in discussion; (3…
Type: Article
Teaching and Learning Strategies Active Learning, Discussion
Facilitating Your Online Discussions (Purdue Repository for Online Teaching and Learning)
Suggestions for designing and moderating discussions.
Type: Article
Teaching and Learning Strategies Discussion
How Can I Facilitate Online Discussions? (Stanford University)
Tips for facilitating online discussion.
Type: Article
Teaching and Learning Strategies Discussion
How do I add a rubric to a graded discussion? (Canvas Guide)
Instructions for adding a discussion rubric to Canvas
Assessment and Feedback, Teaching and Learning Strategies Canvas (MyCourses), Discussion, Grading, Rubrics and Checklists
Key Questions for Designing Online Discussions (Brown University)
A guide helping faculty to answer these questions: (1.) What should students gain through participation in the discussion? (2.) How will you start…
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Discussion
Making Good Use of Discussion Boards (The K. Patricia Cross Academy)
Tips for addressing the challenges of online discussion and for maximizing its advantages.
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Active Learning, Discussion
Sample Discussion Board Rubric (Purdue University)
A rubric used to grade online discussion at Purdue, with examples of its use.
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback, Teaching and Learning Strategies Discussion, Grading, Rubrics and Checklists
Six Tips for Online Discussions (Brown University)
Six tips for successful online discussions.
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Discussion
Techniques Video Library
Library of practical teaching techniques addressing many dimensions of learning and is searchable by Teaching Environment, Activity Type, Teaching…
Type: Video
Teaching and Learning Strategies Active Learning, Discussion, Objectives
Ten Tips for Fostering Effective Online Discussions (Johns Hopkins University)
This resource includes information on integrated assessment, providing instructions/expectations, integrating research and citations in discussions,…
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Active Learning, Discussion
Tools for Teaching (2nd ed.). (Davis, B.G.)
Chapters include: Responding to a changing student body, discussion strategies, the large-enrollment course, alternatives and supplements to lectures…
Type: Book
Teaching and Learning Strategies Collaborative Learning, Discussion, Grading, Large Enrollment Classes
What To Do When Class Discussion Stalls (Princeton University McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning)
Silence in the classroom can be disconcerting. This site presents eight simple tips for restarting the conversation.
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Active Learning, Discussion