Tag: interactivity

Design for engagement: Role play in online discussions

Photo by Larry Costales on Unsplash The role play approach encourages students to examine a topic or problem from different perspectives. There are a few approaches for designing a role […]

Design for engagement: the 3:2:1 discussion format

3:2:1 prompting Setting clear expectations is crucial in online writing activities.  Vague instructions can bring vague results.  Asking students to ‘post any questions you may have’ to a discussion forum […]

Design for engagement: Instructional design for critical thinking

Research points to various factors which contribute to successful online discussion activities.