"Hearing Every Voice:" Promotiong Engagement Through Electronic Discussion
Quick Hits for Teaching with Technology: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers
Indiana University Press
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Conscientious college teachers are always concerned about student participation. In a large class – typically anything over two dozen students – the challenge can be particularly daunting. No matter how interesting the topic or animated the instructor, students will differentially participate in the discussion. While instructors can proactively encourage reticent students, there is no way to guarantee relatively equal participation. One way around this difficulty is to use an electronic discussion board. This can take the form of either a threaded discussion or a blog.
threaded discussions, electronic participation, diversity, engagement, large classes
Patrick J. Ashton (2012).
"Hearing Every Voice:" Promotiong Engagement Through Electronic Discussion. Quick Hits for Teaching with Technology: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers. 24-25. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.