Video: Creating Engaging Threaded Discussions

How Do I Create Engaging Threaded Discussion Questions?

A properly crafted question can engage students’ interest, foster ideas and contributions from other students, and in little time at all help transform what may have been an uninspired or “flat” classroom into a hotbed of learning in which the ideas and comments of one student are quickly built on by another. During this 20 minute program, you will learn the difference between good and bad discussion questions; why questions written for a test or essay do not work in an online environment; how to tease out a good question from different subject matter; and key do’s and don’ts to consider in writing good online discussion questions. Click the question above to view this 20 Minute Mentor video, access the supplemental materials, and/or read the transcript.