January 2017 Blog Posts (2)

Blog #2: ABCs of Making Discussion Work

There are many approaches to developing inclusive discussion which motivates students to participate and share learning, but the one I have found to work best I learned from the University of Phoenix. It is called ABC Facilitation.

A = Acknowledge

B = Build

C = Conclude

So, what does this mean and how does it work?

“A“ means to acknowledge what the students has posted. In my discussions, I post a starter to the discussion to which students must respond by…

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Added by Gloria Bobbie, PhD (ABD) on January 26, 2017 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Blog 1: It’s the Little Things: Discussion Hint #1

Our online students are in a very different situation from those in the traditional classroom.  In the traditional class room discussion the students sit in a chair and see and hear the facilitator.  In the online class room the student sits in a chair and sees a computer screen.  The online student often wonders if anyone is even reading what he or she posts and not feeling included can take away motivation to participate.

One thing I have learned in my 20 or so years of…

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Added by Gloria Bobbie, PhD (ABD) on January 4, 2017 at 7:20am — No Comments

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