Here's How - Communication

Discussion groups. Building a learning community and keeping students engaged is something instructors need to foster and nourish.

With respect to instructor feedback, how much is too little and how much is too much?

Achieving a balance between being too quiet and too verbose is key.

Along with achieving a balance between how often you will respond to student posts or what types of discussions you will have, it is essential to clearly define your expectations regarding the frequency and quality of student participation.

Providing samples and a rubric on how you will evaluate participation will help. (See the sidebar for examples.)

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