"Not Your Grandparent's Discussion Boards for the 2020 Classroom" - Nadia Ibrahim-Taney & Vicki Buckley
From Nadia Ibrahim-Taney on November 3rd, 2020
Presenter: Nadia Ibrahim-Taney, Lindner College of Business Career Coach
Co-Presenter: Vicki Buckley, Lindner College of Business Career Coach
Title: "Not your grandparent's” discussion boards for the 2020 classroom
Description: Admit it- when you are designing a course or taking a course as a student, you groan at the idea of engaging it yet, ANOTHER!, discussion board. So why do we do it? Well, they kind of work don’t they? As an instructor, it is the easiest way to facilitate an asynchronous, student- based discussion that ticks the box of assessing understanding and learning by analogy and also being the quickest way to help us measure student engagement. Discussion boards aren’t going away, in fact, more instructors are using them now with hybrid, remote and online teaching than ever before. This online synchronous session focuses on developing discussion boards that work for you AND your students. Gone are the days of boring post, reply, repeat boards, welcome to the “not your grandparent's" discussion board conversation for learning in 2020.
Abstract: This is a 15 minute synchronous session showing how to develop robust and interactive discussion boards in Canvas. This session will incorporate online teaching pedagogy including the use of protocols and tips for leveraging Canvas tools and integrations such as Kaltura and FlipGrid. The goal is to help facilitate a more meaningful student experience in a streamlined way that does not overly burden the instructor. Whether you are new to Canvas or an experienced user, you will find value in this session.