206 – Social Media & Discussion Boards: Engaging Students in Online Discussions

    Presenter: Chelsea Horne (Literature) 

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    Time: 11:35 AM – 12:25 PM

    Session Description

    This session will discuss and demonstrate practical strategies teachers can apply in the online classroom to engage students while simultaneously imparting information literacy, cyber hygiene, digital knowledge, and argumentation skills. By critically examining the technology and platforms we use, teachers can enhance student awareness and understanding of the pitfalls and opportunities of communicating online.  

    Learning Outcomes

    • Examine some of the “laws” of the online platforms in-depth. 
    • Evaluate the differences in platforms’ design, structure, and guidelines and how this may affect discussions online.
    • Generate in-class activities and/or semester long projects to engage students with discussions online in various capacities.

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