The forum module is an activity where students and teachers can exchange ideas by posting comments. There are four basic forum types. Forum posts can be graded by the teacher or other students.
A forum can contribute significantly to successful communication and community building in an online environment. You can use forums for many innovative purposes in educational settings, but teaching forums and student forums are arguably the two more significant distinctions.
- How do you use the peer review process? What is its applicability to student learning? Are there tools available online that will help students perform peer reviews?
Group project experience
- Have you participated in online group projects? What was your experience (and frustrations) as you participated in activities as students that require cooperation? What are some of the challenges and benefits of technology in student cooperation?
- Low Threshold Application (LTA) – a teaching/learning application of information technology that is reliable, accessible, easy to learn, non-intimidating and (incrementally) inexpensive.
- Improving the Use of Discussions – Increase the regularity with which students post to class discussion boards, in addition to enhancing the depth and quality of comments they make in those postings.