Let's Talk About the Discussion Forum

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Discussion forums in online and blended learning have too often missed the mark in trying to cultivate discourse. We know that the respectful exchange of ideas in discourse is critical to learning and aids participants in growing empathy for one another. Following the Community of Inquiry framework, which focuses on the presence of teachers and learners in online learning, we will review how typical discussion forums fail to foster community and cast vision for what these spaces can be.

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William Illingworth

Penn State University