Have you wondered how you can realize the potential of an online learning
community? Complete our modules and you will:

  • Experience effective online discussions and debates.
  • Learn to plan for and facilitate higher order thinking in your discussions.
  • Use debate to engage and develop understanding of alternate viewpoints.
  • Help your students learn to think critically and to synthesize issues and
    develop compelling arguments.



  Whether using asynchronous discussions to enhance a traditional course or using discussions as the main format for your online course, you need to know how to effectively facilitate your student's learning. Here we answer your most asked questions and help you evaluate an online discussion experience.


  Here, you will learn how to craft online debate exercises that encourage scholarship and community in an online environment. To do this, you will learn two debate formats, solve problems in realistic case studies, and refine your online teaching with debates.

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