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Online Discussions

1. Pose a question using Piazza or another online discussion tool

2. Students take time to formulate and answer, respond in their own time

3. Respond to peers online or bring into classroom discussion


CTI Online Discussions Materials

Video Tutorial Using Piazza Discussion To Encourage Student Collaboration

Discussion-Based Online Teaching To Enhance Student Learning by Tisha Bender, Rutgers University


Online discussions extend active learning beyond the classroom, and provide a comfortable space for non-native English speakers to add to class:

Dengler, M. (2008). Classroom Active Learning Complemented by an Online Discussion Forum to Teach Sustainability. Journal Of Geography In Higher Education, 32(3), 481-494.

Benefits of Active Learning Think-Pair-Share Roundtable Just in Time Teaching

Benefits of Active Learning



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Just in Time Teaching

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