Two of the fallacies of online learning are: a.) it's less work than in-person learning and b.) it's easily scalable.
Perhaps nowhere are these fallacies more evident than in asynchronous, online discussion spaces. Where in-person conversation may flow freely or spontaneously (or be generated by cold-calling on students), the online space can often be moribund. The fact is, additional thought and a great deal of work needs to be put into the operation of a discussion board that doesn't necessarily need to happen in the classroom.
In this session we will cover:
Jill Smith has been on both sides of the learning and teaching online equation in three different roles: as a student, a TA, and a professor. Will Monroe has been an online graduate student and taught asynchronous online courses for the last two years.