Research shows that interaction is very important in an online classroom. However, it also demonstrates that when an online teachers try to interact with each student they become overwhelmed and burned out. Every student tries to contact us 24/7, every 14 hours! The most common form of student interaction is student engagement in discussion forums. So how can we design discussion questions that lower our work load and promote participation of our students?Click here or on the picture above to view a 15-minute video that demonstrates CREST+model (Akin, L., & Neal, D., 2007) of developing discussion forum questions based on research.
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