the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Anna Cobbs
Library, School, or Organization Name:San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science, Credo Reference (intern)
Co-Presenter Name(s): Beth Gilbert
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:San Diego, CA and Portland OR, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s):Online/Distance educators
Short Session Description (one line): 5 ways to get the most out of online discussion boards
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
A discussion on the unsuccessful and successful uses of discussion boards based on the experiences of two online/distance library students. The discussion will focus briefly on common pitfalls of online discussion boards including information overload, and a negative perception of discussion boards. The majority of the discussion will focus on implementing learning objectives and developing a community of inquiry using the five following discussion board strategies.
The discussion will end with a review of these strategies and an explanation of the importance of communication in distance learning.
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