Creating Magic in Discussion Forums

It is hard to manage a full course load at maybe one or two universities, plus advising, plus developing, and whatever other responsibilities someone may have, to take the time to create. To make magic. And learning how to make media, of any kind is a commitment. There are oodles of unfinished projects stored on computers everywhere.

But, there’s an easy way to put magic in a class. And it’s something courses, especially online, asynchronous courses, rely on: discussion forums.

Consider the ideas below when creating a discussion forum. They may not all apply to you, but hopefully a few will.

is it memorable, aligned, generalizable, innovative, continuous

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Open Engagement by Andrea Bearman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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